Quantitative analysis for the quality of ad hoc networks

Henning Bostelmann, Jörg Roth

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This paper investigates methods to measure the connection-level quality of mobile ad hoc networks. Using an exactly solvable 1-dimensional model, we derive a set of closed formulas that describe the quality of MANETs concerning connectivity, stability, and coverage. These results allow us to predict the minimum number of network nodes for a certain quality level (the "critical mass") without the need for numerical simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-45
Number of pages13
JournalACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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