A load-adaptive timeout for beaeoning-based link protocols in ad hoc networks

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In a Beaconing Scheme (BS) each network node periodically broadcasts messages (beacons) to obtain and maintain an image of the network physical topology. Node's mobility and issues related with the communication process could degrade the BS view accuracy. This work proposes a novel method to improve the BS robustness face to the communication process drawbacks. Assuming a homogeneous traffic load, each node uses the information given by the medium access control (MAC) layer to dynamically adapt the Beaconing Timeout value. Several simulation results evaluate the adaptive method performance using the IEEE 802.11b DCF protocol. We conclude that the BS accuracy can be improved even when node's mobility is assumed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEW2008 - 14th European Wireless Conference 2008, Electronic Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9783800731022
Publication statusPublished - 25 Dec 2008
EventEW2008 - 14th European Wireless Conference 2008 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 22 Jun 200825 Jun 2008


ConferenceEW2008 - 14th European Wireless Conference 2008
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


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