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Improving Cooperation in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Consider a Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) where the mobile nodes act as relays to form multi-hop routes connecting origin-destination node pairs that are out of radio transmission range with respect to each other. If the nodes do not to belong the same authority, then a protocol must be deployed so that the nodes are given an incentive to spend their resources in forwarding packets that originate at other nodes. This can be done by introducing a credit balance for each node, where the nodes use credits to pay for the costs of sending their own traffic, and earn credits by forwarding traffic from other nodes.

Provided by: University of Hamburg Topic: Mobility Date Added: Aug 2011 Format: PDF

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