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Kinetic Spanning Trees for Minimum-Power Routing in MANETS



Camillo Gentile, R E. Van Dyck


A distributed kinetic spanning tree algorithm is proposed for routing in wireless mobile ad hoc networks. Assuming a piecewise linear motion model for the nodes, the sequence of shortest-path spanning trees is determined, valid until the time of the next node trajectory change. By computing the sequence of trees using one execution of the distributed routing algorithm, in contrast to computing the tree for a single time instant, the number of routing messages is substantially reduced. Moreover, the total power required to route through the trees as a function of time is also lower.
Conference Dates
May 6-9, 2002
Conference Location
Conference Title
IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference


kinetic spanning trees, MANET, wireless ad hoc networks


Gentile, C. and Van dyck, R. (2002), Kinetic Spanning Trees for Minimum-Power Routing in MANETS, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Undefined, [online], (Accessed June 14, 2024)


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Created May 29, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021