Date Added: Nov 2012
Wireless devices have scarcity of resources such as storage capacity and processing power. For WANETs, cooperative caching strategies are proposed in this paper to improve efficiency in information exchange in peer-to-peer fashion. The caching strategies such as small sized caches and large sized caches depend on the estimation of density of information being flown in the network. In the former strategy content replacement takes place when new information is received while in the latter a decision is made as to whether the information is to be cached and for how long. In either case every node is capable of deciding as per the content in the caches of nearby nodes.