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Bloom Filter Based Load Balancing Mechanis for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Peiyun Luo
Electronic Material Evidence Forensic Center, Chongqing Municipal Public Security Bureau, China

Abstract—Load balancing mechanism in Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs) can distribute the traffic evenly into the network and partial congestion can be alleviated. In this paper, a load balancing mechanism is proposed. The Bloom filter is used to detect the current flows in each node, which is a simple space-efficient randomized data structure for representing a set in order to support membership queries. The estimated link lifetime, the end-to-end delay and the existing traffic along the forwarding paths are used together as the routing metric. Our proposed load balancing mechanism is evaluated through simulation, and the performance is better than the traditional routing mechanism, such as the packet delivery ratio and the end-to-end delay.
Index Terms—Mobile ad hoc networks, load balancing, flow detection, link lifetime estimation, bloom filter

Cite: Peiyun Luo, "Bloom Filter Based Load Balancing Mechanis for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks," Journal of Communications, vol. 11, no. 11, pp. 1012-1019, 2016. Doi: 10.12720/jcm.11.11.1012-1019