Hierarchical OLSR

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Authors Yannick Lacharite  , Maoyu Wang  , Pascale Minet  , Thomas Clausen 
Last updated 2009-07-13
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This document describes the Hierarchical Optimized Link State Routing (HOLSR) mechanism for heterogeneous mobile ad hoc networks. In this specification a heterogeneous mobile ad hoc network is defined as a network of mobile routers that are characterized by different communication capabilities, such as communication channels, processing powers or energy levels. The HOLSR mechanism is an extension to the OLSRv2 protocol. HOLSR takes advantage of the router's distinct communications capabilities to reduce the routing control overhead in large heterogeneous ad hoc networks, thus improving the performance of the routing mechanism. More precisely, HOLSR defines a hierarchy in the network and presents a routing scheme for this hierarchical structure with a better scalability.


Yannick Lacharite (yannick.lacharite@crc.gc.ca)
Maoyu Wang (maoyu.wang@crc.gc.ca)
Pascale Minet (Pascale.Minet@inria.fr)
Thomas Clausen (T.Clausen@computer.org)

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