Modeling hop length distributions for reactive routing protocols in one dimensional MANETs

Chuan Heng Foh, Juki Wirawan Tantra, Jianfei Cai, Chiew Tong Lau, Cheng Peng Fu

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In mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), packets hop from a source to a series of forwarding nodes until they reach the desired destination. Defining the hop length to be the distance between two adjacent forwarding nodes, we observe that the two adjacent forwarding nodes tend to be farther away from each other with a higher probability in a one-dimensional MANET. We derive the probability density functions for the hop lengths to confirm our observation. Applying the developed results, we further formulate the relationship between the mean number of hops and the distance between the source and the destination.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1424403537, 9781424403530
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications 2007: Smart Communications Technologies for Tomorrow (SCOTT) - Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow Scotland, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Jun 200726 Jun 2007 (IEEE Conference Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications 2007
Abbreviated titleICC 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow Scotland
OtherThe IEEE International Conference on Communications 2007 - ICC-2007 was held on 24-28 June 2007 at the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow, Scotland.
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