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Self Organized Terminode Routing

We consider the problem of routing in a wide area mobile ad-hoc network called Terminode Network. Routing in such a network is designed with the following objectives. Firstly, it should scale well in terms of the number of nodes and geographical coverage, secondly, routing should have scalable mechanisms that cope with the dynamicity in the network due to mobility, and thirdly nodes need to be highly collaborative and redundant, but, most of all, cannot use complex algorithms or protocols. Our routing scheme is a combination of two protocols called Terminode Local Routing (TLR) and Terminode Remote Routing (TRR). TLR is used to route packets to close destinations. TRR is used to route to remote destinations and is composed of the following elements: Anchored Geodesic Packet Forwarding (AGPF), Friend Assisted Path Discovery (FAPD), multipath routing and path maintenance. The combination of TLR and TRR has the following features: (1) it is highly scalable because every node relies only on itself and a small number of other nodes for packet forwarding

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