A path availability model for wireless ad-hoc networks

A. Bruce McDonald, Taieb Znati

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Abstract

Ad-hoc networks are expected to play an important role in future commercial and military communications systems. As such, scalable routing strategies capable of supporting greater user mobility and a wide range of applications are needed. This paper proposes a novel routing metric, which defines a probabilistic measure of the availability of network paths that are subject to link failures caused by node mobility in ad-hoc networks. It is shown how this measure can be used to select more stable paths and reduce the routing overhead caused by node mobility. A mobility model is first proposed and used to characterize the movement of ad-hoc network nodes. This model is then used to derive expressions for link and path availability. Finally, simulation results are reported which validate the proposed analytical model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1999 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages35-40
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0780356683
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event1st IEEE Annual Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 1999 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Sep 21 1999Sep 24 1999

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1525-3511

Conference

Conference1st IEEE Annual Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period9/21/999/24/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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