On the Information Propagation in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks Using Epidemic Routing

Date Added: Jul 2010
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In this paper, the authors study information propagation in a 2D mobile ad-hoc network, where mobile nodes are randomly and independently distributed on a torus following a homogeneous Poisson process with a given density. Nodes in the network move following a random direction mobility model. A piece of information is broadcast from a source node to all other nodes in the network, using a Susceptible-Infectious-Recovered (SIR) epidemic routing protocol. A distinguishing feature of the SIR algorithm, which leverages the mobility of mobile users, is that a relay node carries and forwards a piece of information for a specified amount of time.