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Method for selecting a route within a wireless ad-hoc routing protocol using a QoS metric. The method begins by dynamically defining a routing zone that encompasses at least two of the network nodes. A communications link is established between the source node and a destination node. If the destination node is within the routing zone of the source node, the route is determined by a proactive routing protocol. If, however, the destination node is outside the routing zone, the route is determined using a reactive routing protocol. A QoS metric for each route is calculated by combining the individual QoS metrics for each hop within the particular route. Finally, the route with the best QoS metric is selected to use as the communications link between the source node and the destination node.

Title
Wireless routing protocol for ad-hoc networks
Application Number
10/93850
Publication Number
7177295 (B1)
Application Date
March 8, 2002
Publication Date
February 13, 2007
Inventor
Paul Coccoli
Smyrna
GA, US
Tracey Oakes
Virginia Beach
VA, US
Peter Sholander
Atlanta
GA, US
Agent
Kilpatrick Stockton
Brenda O Holmes
Assignee
Scientific Research Corporation
GA, US
IPC
H04J 3/22
H04L 12/28
H04Q 7/24
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