Opportunistic Routing Protocols

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)


In intermittently connected mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) and delay tolerant networks (DTNs), in order to successfully transfer data from a moving node to another, the node has to first wait until it geographically “meets” other nodes (contact happens) for data-relay. Therefore, data communications are opportunistic in a store-carry-forward fashion, which constantly experiences large end-to-end delays. Data forwarding in VANETs falls in this category. Fast data forwarding which refers to minimizing the end-to-end delay and network traffic at the same time in vehicular networks is the cornerstone of a wide variety of applications. For example, real-time road traffic information can be obtained by exchanging local traffic observations among vehicles.


Delivery Ratio Markov Chain Model Vehicular Network Delivery Delay Data Forwarding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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