<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>0</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>9138</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>AL-Rodhaan,M.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Mackenzie,L.M.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Ould-Khaoua,M.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2009</YEAR><TITLE>On the Performance of Traffic Locality Oriented Route Discovery Algorithm with Delay</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences (IJCNS),Scientific Research Publishing, California, USA, Volume 2, Number 3,</PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>N/A</PUBLISHER><PAGES>203--210</PAGES><ISBN>1913-3723</ISBN><LABEL>AL-Rodhaan:2009:9138</LABEL><KEYWORDS><KEYWORD>MANETs</KEYWORD></KEYWORDS<ABSTRACT>In MANETs, traffic may follow certain pattern that is not necessarily spatial or temporal but rather to follow special needs as a part of group for collaboration purposes. The source node tends to communicate with a certain set of nodes more than others regardless of their location exhibiting traffic locality where this set changes over time. We introduce a traffic locality oriented route discovery algorithm with delay, TLRDA-D. It utilises traffic locality by establishing a neighbourhood that includes the most likely destinations for a particular source node. The source node broadcasts the route request according to the original routing used. However, each intermediate node broadcasts the route request with a delay beyond this boundary to give priority for route requests that are travelling within their own source node’s neighbourhood region. This approach improves the end-to-end delay and packet loss, as it generates less contention throughout the network. TLRDA-D is analysed using simulation to study the effect of adding a delay to route request propagation and to decide on the amount of the added delay.</ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>