Dynamic adaptive routing for a heterogeneous wireless network

Eric Hsiao Kuang Wu, Yi Zhan Huang

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This paper presents an integrated architecture of a Heterogeneous Wireless Network (HWN) and a dynamic adaptive routing protocol (DARP) for a HWN. To allow mobile users versatile communication with anyone or any device at any place and anytime, HWN integrates cellular network with an ad hoc network (independent Basic Service Set) in wireless local area network (WLAN) and reserves advantages of sizable coverage in a cellular network and high data rate in deployable ad hoc network. It also enlarges the scope of communication for ad hoc network and improves the throughput for cellular network. Consequently, nodes in HWN can communicate with each other or access Internet ubiquitously. We also address the routing issues for HWN, because the routing protocol for HWN is different from those used in cellular network or ad hoc network. The dynamic adaptive routing protocol establishes a better path for the source to arrive at the destination across multiple hops or cellular network and provides appropriate QoS (quality of service) in HWN. Through simulation, we will demonstrate the merit of the HWN, proposed routing performance on HWN and overhead of control traffic. A performance analysis of the proposed protocol is depicted. The results of the analysis, and simulations, are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-233
Number of pages15
JournalMobile Networks and Applications
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2004


  • Ad hoc network
  • Cellular network
  • Heterogeneous network
  • Heterogeneous wireless network
  • Hybrid network
  • Multihop network
  • QoS
  • QoS routing
  • Routing
  • Wireless local network
  • Wireless network


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