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Mobile Information Systems
Volume 2016, Article ID 9141329, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9141329
Research Article

Ensuring Reliable Communication in Disaster Recovery Operations with Reliable Routing Technique

1Department of Computer Science Engineering, Sathyabama University, Tamil Nadu 600119, India
2Department of Information Technology, RMD Engineering College, Chennai 601206, India
3Department of Computer Science Engineering, Karpagam University, Coimbatore 641021, India

Received 1 October 2015; Revised 31 December 2015; Accepted 14 January 2016

Academic Editor: Claudio Agostino Ardagna

Copyright © 2016 Varun G. Menon et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The purpose of this research paper is to ensure reliable and continuous communication between the rescue officers and other people during disaster recovery and reconstruction operations. Most of the communication infrastructure gets damaged during the disaster and proper communication cannot be established in the area which leads to longer delays in emergency operations and increased damage to life and property. Various methods proposed to enable communication between the people using wireless ad hoc networks do not guarantee reliable delivery of data with fast moving devices. This paper presents a Reliable Routing Technique (RRT) that ensures reliable data delivery at the destination device even when the people with the mobile devices are moving in the network. We make use of the broadcasting property of the wireless network and create a priority list of probable forwarding candidates at each device. With this technique, RRT ensures that if a forwarder device is unable to forward the data packet due to movement of mobile devices, the next priority candidate forwards the data packet to the destination device, thus ensuring reliability of data delivery in the network. Simulation results show that RRT achieves significant performance improvement with better data delivery in ad hoc networks.