Determination of Critical Transmission Range in Ad-Hoc Networks

  • Miguel Sánchez
  • Pietro Manzoni
  • Zygmunt J. Haas


Ad-hoc networks are wireless mobile networks that do not rely on preexisting infrastructure. In such networks, multi-hop routing is used to achieve large degree of network connectivity and each node in the network acts as a router for its neighbors. The range of the radio transceivers is chosen as a trade-off between full network connectivity, the reuse of the available spectrum, and power consumption. This paper presents an algorithm to calculate the minimum transmission range of the transceivers that is required to achieve, with some probability, full network connectivity. Furthermore, we also study the effect of mobility on this value.


Medium Access Control Transmission Range Network Node Minimum Span Tree Mobility Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Sánchez
    • 1
  • Pietro Manzoni
    • 1
  • Zygmunt J. Haas
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Informática de Sistemas y ComputadoresUniversidad Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.School of Electrical EngineeringCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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