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Performance of information discovery and message relaying in mobile ad hoc networks

Papadopouli, Maria; Schulzrinne, Henning G.

This paper presents 7DS, a novel peer-to-peer resource sharing system. 7DS is an architecture, a set of protocols and an implementation enabling the exchange of data among peers that are not necessarily connected to the Internet. Peers can be either mobile or stationary. We focus on three different facets of cooperation, namely, data sharing, message relaying and network connection sharing. 7DS enables wireless devices to discover, disseminate, relay information among each other to increase the data access. We evaluate via extensive simulations the effectiveness of our system for data dissemination and message relaying among mobile devices with a large number of user mobility scenarios. We model several general data dissemination approaches and investigate the effect of the wireless coverage range, 7DS host density, and cooperation strategy among the mobile hosts as a function of time. We also present a power conservation mechanism that is beneficial, since it increases the power savings, without degrading the data dissemination. Using theory from random walks, random environments and diffusion of controlled processes, we model one of these data dissemination schemes and show that the analysis confirms the simulation results for this scheme.

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Computer Science
Publisher
Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Series
Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports, CUCS-004-02
Published Here
April 22, 2011
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