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A routing method for supporting ad-hoc mobile communications within a radio communications network. The network comprises a plurality of mobile hosts including a source mobile host and a destination mobile host, and a plurality of radio communications links connecting together with mobile hosts. The method comprises measuring the stability of the communications links between neighbouring mobile hosts using an associativity based characteristic and selecting a communications route through the network from the source mobile host to the destination mobile host based on the stability of the communications links. The associativity characteristic is measured by each mobile host periodically transmitting and receiving identifier beacons (ticks) and updating the status of its corresponding links. The greater the number of ticks associated with a given link, the greater its stability. Use of the associativity characteristic enables the routing method to deal efficiently with mobile host migrations throughout the network.

Title
Routing method for Ad-Hoc mobile networks
Application Number
8/705817
Publication Number
5987011
Application Date
August 30, 1996
Publication Date
November 16, 1999
Inventor
Chai Keong Toh
Singapore
SG
Agent
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C
Assignee
King s College
GB
Chai Keong Toh
SG
IPC
H04Q 7/32
H04Q 7/00
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