QoS Aware Component-Based Routing in Resource-Constrained Wireless Multi-Hop Networks
Baras, John, S.
Date: November 10 - November 13, 2015
With an increasing number of wireless devices available, there is a tremendous need for designing new efficient protocols, which take into account resource constraints and at the same time provide adequate Quality of Service (QoS) performance guarantees (e.g. throughput, latency etc.). Most wireless protocols currently used perform well under specific environmental conditions or in particular applications. In this work, we propose a novel methodology for designing routing protocols for resource-constrained wireless multi-hop networks by separating the protocol into distinct components, which specify particular functionalities. Different QoS requirements can be guaranteed by configuring the different components without the need to modify or develop the protocol from scratch. An initial study for energy-constrained environments indicated that our approach is effective. In our ongoing work we consider adversarial environments and we develop techniques to mitigate network-layer attacks. Finally, we are investigating the design of a decision-theoretic module for dynamic protocol configuration. Keywords- QoS performance, Routing, multi-hop networks