Title: A finite-state-model scheme for efficient cooperation enforcement in mobile ad hoc networks

Authors: Ning Jiang, Simon Sheu, Kien A. Hua, Onur Ozyer

Addresses: School of Computer Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA. ' Department of Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, ROC. ' Department of Computer Science, School of Computer Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA. ' Department of Computer Science, School of Computer Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA

Abstract: Operations of mobile ad hoc networks rely on the collaboration of participating nodes. Most of existing cooperation-enforcement techniques employ a reputation mechanism, which incurs substantial overhead. We propose a finite state model where reputation information is maintained within neighbouring nodes. Simulation results indicate that the proposed technique significantly improves network performance with very low overhead.

Keywords: mobile ad hoc networks; MANETs; collaboration enforcement; finite state models; routing; mobile networks; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2010.030971

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2010 Vol.4 No.1, pp.3 - 16

Published online: 14 Jan 2010 *

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