Worst-case latency of broadcast in intermittently connected networks Online publication date: Tue, 06-Nov-2012
by Mikael Asplund; Simin Nadjm-Tehrani
International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC), Vol. 11, No. 2/3, 2012
Abstract: Worst-case latency is an important characteristic of information dissemination protocols. However, in sparse mobile ad hoc networks where end-to-end connectivity cannot be achieved and store-carry-forward algorithms are needed, such worst-case analyses have not been possible to perform on real mobility traces due to lack of suitable models. We propose a new metric called delay expansion that reflects connectivity and reachability properties of intermittently connected networks. Using the delay expansion, we show how bounds on worst-case latency can be derived for a general class of broadcast protocols and a wide range of real mobility patterns. The paper includes theoretical results that show how worst-case latency can be related with delay expansion for a given mobility scenario, as well as simulations to validate the theoretical model.
Online publication date: Tue, 06-Nov-2012
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:
Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.
If you still need assistance, please email email@example.com