Fuzzy Logic-based Trusted and Power-aware Routing Protocol in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks

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Hothefa Shaker
Baraa T. Sharef
Zeyad T. Sharef


Mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) have attracted much attention from researchers lately because MANETs are able to provide networks in areas with unavailable fixed network infrastructure. However, some mobile nodes may misbehave by dropping packets to conserve power usage because mobile ad-hoc networks nodes are usually battery operated. In this paper, a fuzzy logic-based routing protocol that considers the battery level of nodes, hop count, and trust among the nodes is proposed. The proposed routing protocol adaptively selects routes that use minimum hop count with the highest level of trust and a sufficient battery level to enhance the reliability of route selection while maintaining the percentage of successfully delivered packets. The result of the simulation shows that the proposed protocol can achieve a high ratio of successfully delivered packets, a lower average end-to-end delay, and a normalized routing load.

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Shaker, H., Sharef, B. T., & Sharef, Z. T. (2022). Fuzzy Logic-based Trusted and Power-aware Routing Protocol in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks. International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security (IJCNIS), 12(2). https://doi.org/10.17762/ijcnis.v12i2.4587 (Original work published August 23, 2020)
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Hothefa Shaker, Modern College of Business & Science (MCBS), Khuwair | 133 Sultanate of Oman

 Associate Professor

Baraa T. Sharef, Information Technology Department, College of Information Technology, Ahlia University. Manama, Bahrain

Assistant Professor

Zeyad T. Sharef, College of Engineering, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand