Predicting Network Topology for Autonomous Wireless Nodes

Conference: European Wireless 2005 - 11th European Wireless Conference 2005 - Next Generation wireless and Mobile Communications and Services
04/10/2006 - 04/13/2005 at Nicosia, Cyprus

Proceedings: European Wireless 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Larkin, Henry; Wu, Zheng da; Toomey, Warren (School of IT, Bond University, Australia)

The ability to predict the future communication capability between two or more autonomous wireless nodes is greatly beneficial to wireless ad hoc networks. Future network topology predictions can be used to increase the robustness of routing protocols and efficiency of power-saving algorithms. While many wireless ad hoc routing protocols focus only on known information, emerging protocols are utilizing predicted information of the future network topology as a means of improving their efficiency. This paper proposes a novel approach for the calculation and prediction of future network topologies, and provides simulations to validate the concept.