An Incentivized Approach for Fair Participation in Wireless Ad hoc Networks
In Wireless Ad hoc NETworks (WANETs), nodes separated by considerable distance communicate with each other by relaying their messages through other nodes. However, it might not be in the best interests of a node to forward the message of another node due to power constraints. In addition, all nodes being rational, some nodes may be selfish, i.e. they might not relay data from other nodes so as to increase their lifetime. In this paper, the authors present a fair and incentivized approach for participation in ad hoc networks.