Mobility

An Effective Find and Replicate Strategy for Data Communication in Intermittently Connected Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks

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Executive Summary

ICWASNs are a kind of wireless networks where, due to mobility of nodes and lack of connectivity, there may be frequent disconnections among the nodes. Hence, the routing path from the source to destination will not be available always. Previous works in ICWASNs assume that networks will always have multiple partitions, and each message will be routed using store and forward mechanism. If source and destination are connected, then it is not needed to replicate multiple copies and waste the resources. The authors introduce a new simple scheme which applies single-copy routing if destination is available; else it switches to store and forward routing. The proposed system tries to reduce the average number of message replications while increasing the throughput.

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