Short and Robust Communication Paths in Dynamic Wireless Networks

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Executive Summary

The authors consider the problem of finding and maintaining communication paths in wireless Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANET). They consider this problem as a bi-objective problem when trying to minimize both the length of the constructed paths and the number link reconnections. They propose two centralized algorithms that help analyze the problem from a dynamic graph point of view. These algorithms give lower bounds for their proposed decentralized ant-based algorithm that constructs and maintains such paths in a MANET.

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