A grid-based MANET routing protocol with simple cell-head election

Hussein Al-Maqbali*, Khaled Day, Mohamed Ould-Khaoua, Abderezak Touzene, Nasser Alzeidi

*Corresponding author for this work

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One promising direction to enhance the performance of routing protocols in mobile ad-hoc networks is to use Global Positioning System (GPS) location information. Grid-based routing protocol is one type of protocols that use GPS. In this paper, we propose and evaluate a routing protocol called Simple Election Grid-based Routing Protocol (SE-GRP) which is based on the GRID routing protocol. The main difference between SE-GRP and GRID is that the more efficient cell-head election approach is used in SE-GRP as compared to the GRID cell-head election approach. The SE-GRP cell-head election method allows neighbour nodes to select cellheads with highest node ids implicitly using a special table called Neighbours Table. Simulation results show that SE-GRP outperforms GRID in terms of average end-to-end delay, number of overhead packets and delivery ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-170
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Cell-head election
  • Grid-based routing
  • Mobile ad-hoc networks
  • Routing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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