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.
|Number of pages
|ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review
|Published - 2006