Title: A location and mobility independent scheme to quantify the neighbourhood stability of a node in mobile sensor networks
Authors: Natarajan Meghanathan
Addresses: Jackson State University, Mailbox 18839, 1400 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi, MS 39217, USA
Abstract: We propose to quantify the neighbourhood stability of a node without using the location and mobility information of the nodes in a mobile sensor network (MSN). We make use of the notion of Jaccard similarity to quantify the similarity in the sets of neighbours of a node between any two successive sampling time instants and compute the weighted average of the Jaccard neighbourhood similarity (WJNS) over a period of time. Our hypothesis is that nodes with larger WJNS scores have a stable neighbourhood and could be preferred for inclusion as intermediate nodes for stable paths. We validate our hypothesis through extensive simulations: The lifetime of the WJNS-based paths is significantly larger than that of the minimum hop paths and the predicted link expiration time (LET)-based paths; the trade-off being a marginal increase in the hop count compared to that of the minimum hop paths. Keywords: neighbourhood stability; Jaccard similarity; mobile sensor networks; MSNs; stable paths; simulations.
Keywords: neighborhood stability; Jaccard similarity; mobile Sensor networks; MSN's: stable paths; simulations.
International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation, 2018 Vol.8 No.2, pp.111 - 125
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