Mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is a radio packet network without dedicated infrastructures. In recent years it has
received tremendous attention because of its self-configuration and self-maintenance capabilities. However, because of
node mobility and shared wireless links, its routing protocol design presents nontrivial challenges such as broadcast storm,
stale route and delay. This paper proposes a location-based route self-recovery technique for source-initiated routing
protocols. The purpose of route self-recovery is to reduce overhead and delay during route maintenance as well as allowing
continuous packet forwarding for fault resilience. The ns-2 based simulation shows throughput and overhead improvements
of source-initiated routing with route self-recovery and in the case of highly dynamic environments and heavy traffic loads,
it is more robust and scalable than other protocols.