On the Analysis of Finite MANETs

Because of their importance in military and other applications, Mobile Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks or MANETs have attracted significant attention in the research community. However, almost all of the literature has focused on analyzing MANETs in an asymptotic case with a very large number of nodes under varying levels of node density and distribution. While the asymptotic analysis is extremely valuable, practical usage of MANETs requires us to be able to analyze networks of finite size. In this paper, we present an approach to analyze MANETs with a fixed number of nodes which can be used in many practical applications related to MANETs.

By: Dinesh Verma; Bong Jun Ko; Mark West; Ananthram Swami

Published in: RC24254 in 2007


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