Towards a Better Understanding of Large Scale Network Models
Wireless multi-hop networks in various forms, e.g. wireless ad hoc networks, sensor networks, mesh networks and vehicular networks, have been the subject of intense research in the recent decades. Connectivity and capacity are two fundamental properties of these networks. The scalability of these properties as the number of nodes in the network becomes sufficiently large has been a primary concern. Asymptotic analysis, valid when the number of nodes in the network is large enough, has been useful for understanding the characteristics of these networks. Three related but logically distinct network models have been widely used in the asymptotic analysis of large scale multi-hop networks.