Scalability of mobile ad hoc networks: Theory vs practice

R. Ramanathan, R. Allan, P. Basu, J. Feinberg, G. Jakllari, V. Kawadia, S. Loos, J. Redi, C. Santivanez, J. Freebersyser

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Over the past decade, the theoretical or asymptotic scalability of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) has been extensively studied. However, the implication of these asymptotic results on finite, brigade-sized networks with reallife assumptions is not well-understood. We present a two-pronged study on the scalability of military networks with assumptions and goals pertinent to such networks: 1) we investigate the traffic distribution characteristics in a typical military network and show that it follows a power law which exhibits very good scaling properties; 2) we introduce the notion of "in practice" scalability and derive an expression for the in-practice scalability of a simple example network. Our study indicates that MANETs may well be adequately scalable in practice even if they are asymptotically unscalable, and that military MANETs may also even be asymptotically scalable by virtue of their traffic characteristics.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojada2010 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2010
Número de páginas6
EstadoPublicada - 2010
Publicado de forma externa
Evento2010 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2010 - San Jose, CA, Estados Unidos
Duración: 31 oct. 20103 nov. 2010

Serie de la publicación

NombreProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM


Conferencia2010 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2010
País/TerritorioEstados Unidos
CiudadSan Jose, CA


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