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Distribution of information in ad hoc networks

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Hassine, Wijden Ben.
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Singh, Gurminder
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2007-09
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Ad-hoc networks are distributed, self-organized networks which do not need a fixed infrastructure. Entities in networks of this sort must collaborate to make network services - such as routing - functional. In these environments, many algorithms from wired networks cannot be naively adapted without congesting the network. The author's work is focused on the study of the information distribution protocol. Indeed, without application, ad-hoc network technologies are useless. Managing services consists of providing a reliable and easy way to develop distributed applications. This work contributes to this study in two specific ways. First, it provides a mathematical model that deals with the best possible site of information source nodes in a graph of infinite density. Thus, nodes can be laid out where desired. Second, it provides an algorithm which achieves an effective distribution of information among the nodes of the network. This algorithm can then be used to publish the description of a service among the network to make its research easy. This study"s results provide a settlement for the design of a distributed of information in ad-hoc networks. Moreover, the results can be used in other application fields such as QoS multi-path routing.
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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xiv, 87 p. : col. ill. ;
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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