Network Connectivity With a Family of Group Mobility Models

Date Added: Sep 2010
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The authors investigate the communication range of the nodes necessary for network connectivity, which they call bidirectional connectivity, in a simple setting. Unlike in most of existing studies, however, the locations or mobilities of the nodes may be correlated through group mobility: Nodes are broken into groups, with each group comprising the same number of nodes, and lie on a unit circle. The locations of the nodes in the same group are not mutually independent, but are instead conditionally independent given the location of the group.