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Mobile Information Systems
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 6265021, 9 pages
Research Article

DYMO Self-Forwarding: A Simple Way for Reducing the Routing Overhead in MANETs

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), C. Jordi Girona 1-3, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

Correspondence should be addressed to Israel Martin-Escalona

Received 2 February 2017; Accepted 11 April 2017; Published 6 July 2017

Academic Editor: Juan C. Cano

Copyright © 2017 Enrica Zola 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.


Current routing protocols in Mobile Ad hoc Networks tend to use information on the position of the nodes in order to improve their features. In fact, without this information, protocols are hardly scalable since they tend to overflow the radio media with control packets, most of them being useless at the end. This paper presents the assessment of a modification of the DYMO protocol in order to include and use positioning information. The evaluation is carried out through simulations in realistic environments and connectivity condition. The possible error in the position is seldom considered in this kind of studies but here taken into account to catch the impact of realistic GPS devices or other sources of location techniques.