Mobile ad-hoc networks are making a new class of mobile applications feasible. They benefit from the fast deployment and reconfiguration of the networks, are mainly characterized by the need to support many-to-many interaction schema within groups of cooperating mobile hosts and are likely to use replication of data objects to achieve performances and high data availability. This strong group orientation requires specialized solutions that combine adaptation to the fully mobile environment and provide the adequate level of fault tolerance. In this paper, we present the reliable broadcast protocol that has been purposely designed for mobile ad-hoc networks. The reliable broadcast service ensures that all the hosts in the network deliver the same set of messages to the upper layer. It represents the building block to obtain higher broadcast and multicast services with stronger guarantees and is an efficient and reliable alternative to flooding. The protocol is constructed on top of the wireless MAC protocol, which in turn sits over the clustering protocol. It provides an exactly once message delivery semantics and tolerates communication failures and host mobility. Temporary disconnections and network partitions are also tolerated under the assumption that they are eventually repaired, as specified by a Liveness property. The termination of the protocol is proved and complexity and performance analyses are also provided.
|Titolo:||Providing reliable and fault-tolerant broadcast delivery in mobile ad hoc networks|
PAGANI, ELENA (Primo)
ROSSI, GIAN PAOLO (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore INF/01 - Informatica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1999|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1023/A:1019198815518|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|