Analysis of Hop Limit in Opportunistic Networks by Static and Time-Aggregated Graphs

Suzan Bayhan, Esa Hyytiä, Jussi Kangasharju, Jörg Ott

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/raportissa/konferenssijulkaisussaKonferenssiartikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu


Hop count limitation helps controlling the spread
of messages as well as the protocol complexity and overhead
in a distributed network. For a mobile opportunistic network,
we examine how the paths between any two nodes change with
increasing number of hops a message can follow. Using the all
hops optimal path (AHOP) problem, we represent the total delay
of a route from a source node to a destination node as additive
weight and use the number of encounters as a representation
of bottleneck weight. First, we construct a static (contact) graph
from the meetings recorded in a human contact trace and then
analyze the change in these two weights with increasing hop
count. Alternatively, we aggregate all the contact events in a
time interval and construct several time-aggregated graphs over
which we calculate the capacity metrics. Although, we observe
differences in the properties of the static and the time-aggregated
graphs (e.g., higher connectivity and average degree in static
graph), our analysis shows that second hop brings most of the
benefits of multi-hop routing for the studied networks. However,
the optimal paths —path that provides the most desirable
bottleneck/additive weight— are achieved at further hops, e.g,
hop count ≈ 4. Our finding, which is also verified by simulations,
is paramount as it puts an upper bound on the hop count for
the hop-limited routing schemes by discovering the optimal hop
count for both additive and bottleneck weights.
Otsikko2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
JulkaisupaikkaPiscataway, NJ
Julkaisupäiväkesäkuuta 2015
ISBN (painettu)978-1-4673-6432-4
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - kesäkuuta 2015
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaIEEE International Conference on Communications - London, Britannia
Kesto: 8 kesäkuuta 201512 kesäkuuta 2015
Konferenssinumero: 2015 (ICC)


NimiIEEE International Conference on Communications
KustantajaInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN (painettu)1550-3607


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