Survivable Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: Some Design Specifications

  • Krishna Paul
  • S. Bandyopadhyay
  • Romit RoyChoudhuri


Survivability analysis and drawing up a specification for a survivable ad hoc network is an important issue that we want to address in this paper. In this paper, we have concentrated on general class of ad hoc networks as well as a special class of ad hoc networks that relies on evaluating link stability and path stability to ascertain the life-span of a path before routing data packets. We have assayed the behavior of the ad hoc network as a whole and analyzed trends in the inter-parameter dependencies, with the objective of addressing to the survivability issues. We have finally drawn out an operating region of survivability for mobile ad hoc wireless networks in terms of user declared specifications.


Transmission Range Node Density Control Packet Route Discovery Route Request 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krishna Paul
    • 1
  • S. Bandyopadhyay
    • 2
  • Romit RoyChoudhuri
    • 3
  1. 1.Cognizant Technology SolutionsSaltlake, CalcuttaIndia
  2. 2.PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd.Saltlake, CalcuttaIndia
  3. 3.Dept. of Computer ScienceHaldia Institute of TechnologyWest BengalIndia

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