Node Density and Delay in Large-Scale Wireless Networks with Unreliable Links

Large-scale wireless multi-hop networks are fast becoming the most preferred way for communication in outdoor environment. Each user in a wireless multi-hop network could initiate a communication in a multi-hop fashion without of the aid of any network infrastructure. Thus, the maintenance cost for communication networks can be significantly reduced. However, relays of a wireless multi-hop network may be also users, which are highly unreliable due to the unexpected user behavior and the time-varying wireless channel. Thus, it is highly possible that a connection may get lost during data transmission, in which case the data has to wait at some node and resume its transmission after the reestablishment of the network connection.

Provided by: Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Topic: Networking Date Added: Jun 2013 Format: PDF

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