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Throughput Capacity of Ad Hoc Networks with Route Discovery

  • Eugene Perevalov1Email author,
  • Rick S. Blum2,
  • Xun Chen2 and
  • Anthony Nigara2
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20072007:048973

https://doi.org/10.1155/2007/48973

Received: 1 February 2006

Accepted: 23 February 2007

Published: 19 April 2007

Abstract

Throughput capacity of large ad hoc networks has been shown to scale adversely with the size of network . However the need for the nodes to find or repair routes has not been analyzed in this context. In this paper, we explicitly take route discovery into account and obtain the scaling law for the throughput capacity under general assumptions on the network environment, node behavior, and the quality of route discovery algorithms. We also discuss a number of possible scenarios and show that the need for route discovery may change the scaling for the throughput capacity.

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, Lehigh University
(2)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Lehigh University

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