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Title: Data dissemination in partially cooperative opportunistic networks
Author: Greede, Abdolbast
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2013
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Wireless communication between mobile users has become more popular than ever in the last decade, leading to increasing demand for network infrastructure. The growing popularity of smartphones among mobile users, leads an alternative infrastructure-less networking paradigm known as opportunistic networks. In opportunistic networks, mobile nodes such as smartphones use the mobility of devices in addition to wireless forwarding between intermediate nodes to facilitate communication without requiring a simultaneous path between source and destination. Without guaranteed connectivity, the strategy for data delivery is a key research challenge for such networks. In this research, we present the design and evaluation of the Repository-based Data Dissemination (RDD) system, a communication system which does not rely on cooperation from mobile nodes but instead employs a small number of well-placed standalone fixed devices (named repositories) to facilitate data dissemination. To find the optimal location for their repositories, RDD employs knowledge of the mobility characteristics of mobile users. To evaluate RDD, a new mobility model “Human mobility model” has been designed, which was able to closely mimic the users’ real mobility, and proven by conducting a series of experiments compared with real mobility traces. Using this model, the performance of the RDD is evaluated using custom simulation. In comparison with epidemic routing, the results show that RDD is able to drastically reduce resource consumption, expressed in terms of message redundancy, while preserving the performance in terms of data object delivery.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science