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Multipath Rate based Congestion Control for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 55 - Number 1
Year of Publication: 2012
S. Soundararajan
R. S. Bhuvaneswaran

S Soundararajan and R S Bhuvaneswaran. Article: Multipath Rate based Congestion Control for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications 55(1):42-47, October 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {S. Soundararajan and R. S. Bhuvaneswaran},
	title = {Article: Multipath Rate based Congestion Control for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {55},
	number = {1},
	pages = {42-47},
	month = {October},
	note = {Full text available}


In Mobile Ad hoc networks (MANET) traditional congestion control mechanism encounters new challenges such as packet losses, bandwidth degradation and frequent link failures. Congestion degrades the performance of mobile ad hoc network (MANET) and hence it can be greatly reduced by using multipath routing and rate control techniques. In this paper, a multipath rate based congestion control algorithm is proposed. The proposed algorithm has rate estimation and rate control mechanisms in which the traffic rate is adjusted based on the estimated rate. The estimate rate can be obtained from the intermediate nodes by the destination node which in turn forward this information to the source. Simulation results show that the proposed rate control algorithm outperforms the traditional congestion control techniques in terms of throughput and packet delivery ratio.


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