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Delay Tolerant Firework Routing: A Geographic Routing Protocol for Wireless Delay Tolerant Networks

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Executive Summary

The authors present the Delay Tolerant Firework Routing (DTFR) protocol, a protocol designed for use in disconnected delay tolerant networks that consist of a very large number of location-aware, highly mobile nodes. Networks with these properties appear frequently in many settings, notably in vehicular networks. Under DTFR, each data packet travels from the source to the estimated location of the destination using high-priority transmissions and a delay-tolerant variant of geographic forwarding. Once there, a number of packet replicas are created, and the replicas proceed to travel through the area where the destination is expected to be.

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