An adaptive low-overhead resource discovery protocol for Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks

Jui Chi Liang, Jyh-Cheng Chen*, Tao Zhang

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In this paper we propose a Distributed Hash Table (DHT)-based peer-to-peer resource discovery protocol designed for large-scale Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET). The proposed Mobile Resource Discovery Protocol (MRDP) uses a distributed dynamic clustering algorithm to adaptively and rapidly group nodes in a MANET for resource discovery purpose, and utilizes DHTs to efficiently cache resource information in a peer-to-peer manner. We provide a probabilistic lower bound on the performance of the MRDP. We also present simulation results under different scenarios to show that MRDP has low message overheads and its performance is highly insensitive to the size of the MANET. These characteristics make MRDP suitable for large-scale MANETs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-452
Number of pages16
JournalWireless Networks
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2011


  • Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET)
  • Peer-to-peer networks
  • Service discovery

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