Mobility

Analysis of Community Behavior of Delay Tolerant Protocols

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Executive Summary

In Delay Tolerant Networks (DTNs) constitute the category of Mobile Ad hoc Networks. They are characterized by the absence of end-to-end path connectivity with limited data sources and power. DTN is a field where intermittent data communication is always a challenging task. To overcome the network partitioning, node mobility is exploited to increase message delivery. Human mobility patterns have a great affect in increasing performance of routing protocol. In this paper, the authors have addressed, gathered and analyzed various routing protocols in DTNs. These protocols use the constructive or destructive social characteristics for improving the performance in message forwarding. They have studied the impact of user's social relationships on the protocols' performance.

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