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.
|Title of host publication||EW2008 - 14th European Wireless Conference 2008, Electronic Proceedings|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Dec 2008|
|Event||EW2008 - 14th European Wireless Conference 2008 - Prague, Czech Republic|
Duration: 22 Jun 2008 → 25 Jun 2008
|Conference||EW2008 - 14th European Wireless Conference 2008|
|Period||22/06/08 → 25/06/08|