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Analysis of the Expected Number of Hops in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks with Random Waypoint Mobility

Lookup NU author(s): Osama Younes, Dr Nigel Thomas


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The number of hops between the source and destination nodes is a key parameter in studying multi-hop ad hoc networks analytically. To the best of our known, there is no analytical work that considers the hop count of paths in MANETs in a random mobility environment. This paper presents a theoretical study for the expected number of hops between any random source-destination pair in multi-hop ad hoc networks where nodes move according to the random waypoint mobility model. The effects of network parameters such as node density, size of the network area, and node transmission range are studied. Simulation experiments for different network parameters have been conducted to validate the proposed analytical approach.

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Author(s): Younes O, Thomas N

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science

Year: 2011

Volume: 275

Pages: 143-158

Print publication date: 21/09/2011

ISSN (electronic): 1571-0661

Publisher: Elsevier BV


DOI: 10.1016/j.entcs.2011.09.010


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