A Theoretical Model for Analyzing the Impact of Jitter-Based Techniques on Flooding Over Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
Jitter is used in wireless ad hoc networks to reduce the number of packet collisions and the number of transmissions. This is done by scheduling random back-off for each packet to be transmitted and by piggybacking multiple packets in a single transmission. This technique has been standardized by the IETF in RFC 5148. This paper investigates on the impact of the standardized jitter mechanism on network-wide packet dissemination - i.e. flooding, an important component for many protocols used today. A novel analytical model is introduced, capturing standard jitter traits.