An Empirical Evaluation of the Student-Net Delay Tolerant Network
Radio equipped mobile devices have enjoyed tremendous growth in the past few years. The authors observe that in the near future it might be possible to build a network that routes delay-tolerant packets by harnessing user mobility and the pervasive availability of wireless devices. Such a delay-tolerant network could be used to supplement wireless infrastructure or provide service where none is available. Since mobile devices in a delay-tolerant network forward packets to nearby users, the devices can use short-range radio, which potentially reduces device power consumption and radio contention.