People using a transport system can display adaptive routing. For example, if a local railway station is closed, people can alight from a train at a different station and use another method, such as a bus, to reach their destination.
The term is commonly used in data networking to describe the capability of a network to 'route around' damage, such as loss of a node or a connection between nodes, so long as other path choices are available. There are several protocols used to achieve this:
Systems that do not implement adaptive routing are described as using static routing, where routes through a network are described by fixed paths (statically). A change, such as the loss of a node, or loss of a connection between nodes, is not compensated for. This means that anything that wishes to take an affected path will either have to wait for the failure to be repaired before restarting its journey, or will have to fail to reach its destination and give up the journey.
US Patent Issued to Mellanox Technologies on Nov. 5 for "High-Performance Adaptive Routing" (Israeli, Argentinean Inventors)
Nov 05, 2013; ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 5 -- United States Patent no. 8,576,715, issued on Nov. 5, was assigned to Mellanox Technologies Ltd....
US Patent Issued to Raytheon BBN Technologies on April 3 for "Systems and Methods for Adaptive Routing in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks and Disruption Tolerant Networks" (Massachusetts, Washington Inventors)
Apr 12, 2012; ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 12 -- United States Patent no. 8,149,716, issued on April 3, was assigned to Raytheon BBN Technologies...