JOURNAL OF NETWORKS (JNW)
ISSN : 1796-2056
Volume : 3    Issue : 7    Date : July 2008

A Route Establishment Scheme for Multi-route Coding in Multihop Cellular Networks
Hiraku Okada, Hitoshi Imai, Takaya Yamazato, Masaaki Katayama, and Kenichi Mase
Page(s): 34-40
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Abstract
Since the network topology in multihop cellular networks is flexible, multiple routes from a user
station to a base station can be established. To reduce packet reception errors of wireless links, a
multi-route coding scheme was proposed. An important issue of the multi-route coding is to
develop an efficient route establishment scheme. In this paper, we propose a route establishment
scheme for multiroute coding in multihop cellular networks. Our proposed scheme consists of a
route selection method based on the bit error rate of each wireless link and a hybrid-type
multipletree routing protocol. We evaluate the performance of our proposed scheme by a computer
simulation and show the resulting improvement in the packet error.

Index Terms
multihop cellular network, multi-route coding, routing protocol, routing metric