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Author(s): Rui Chilro
Ana Ferreira
Bruno Oliveira
Ricardo Morla
Title: Intermittent connection effect in the Message Ferry Delay Tolerant Network
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: Delay Tolerant Networks (DTN) give a base of communication that permits the delivery of data within harsh environments or even between networks without interconnection. The connection between networks happens when some nodes cross between them and carry information. Our model consists of the Message Ferry Mobility Model (MFMM) where all nodes in the network are confined to their village except one mobile node (the message ferry). In order to reduce the energy consumption the wireless interface is not always on. We aim to study how much does the on/off state of the wireless interface reduces the total connection time available in the MFMM. To answer this question, we created a simulator that uses the MFMM. The simulator generated mobility traces of all nodes and measured the contact time under different patterns of the on/off cycle. As expected the contact time are longer when the interface is active more often. However we found an unanticipated reduction in contact time vs active wireless interface ratio. Hence, we concluded that in the MFMM, the on/off duty-cycle of the wireless interface influences the total contact times.
Subject: Tecnologia da internet, Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Internet technology, Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Engineering and technology::Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Source: DSIE'11 - 6th Doctoral Symposium on Informatics Engineering
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Nacional
Rights: openAccess
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FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Nacional
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