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A Survey of Cross Layer Optimization in MANETs


Shruti Thacker , Parul Institute of Engineering and Technology


Cross Layer Design, QoS, TCP/IP, Wireless Networks


Computer communication has been going through major changes throughout the last decades. The strict boundary of the five layers in the TCP/IP network model provides the information encapsulation. However, the encapsulation results in some side effects, including compromise of Qos, latency, extra overload, etc. Therefore, to mitigate the side effect of the encapsulation between the abstract layers in the TCP/IP model, a number of cross layer designs have been proposed. Cross-layer design refers to protocol design done by actively exploiting the dependence between the protocol layers to obtain better network performance in terms of throughput, average end to end delay etc. In this paper, we are providing a survey of different cross-layer proposals for wireless networks taking in the account the on-going research in this area.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV2I3400
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2014
Page(s): 720-722

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