The Evolution of a DTN Routing Protocol - PRoPHETv2

Grasic, Samo and Davies, Elwyn and Lindgren, Anders and Doria, Avri (2011) The Evolution of a DTN Routing Protocol - PRoPHETv2. In: ACM MobiCom workshop on Challenged Networks (CHANTS 2011), 23 Sept 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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Research within Delay- and Disruption Tolerant Networks (DTN) has evolved into a mature research area. PRoPHET is a routing protocol for DTNs that was developed when DTN research was in its infancy and which has been studied by many. In this paper we investigate how the protocol can evolve to meet new challenges that has been identified through research and practical experience. We propose some minor modifications to the routing metric cal- culations done in PRoPHET which has potential to alleviate some issues and improve the performance of the protocol. Using these modifications, we define an updated version of the protocol called PRoPHETv2. We run simulations to verify the operation of the protocol and compare its performance against the original version of the protocol as well as some other routing protocols. The evalua- tions are done using both traces from an existing DTN deployment and a synthetic mobility model. Since the basic mechanisms of the protocol remain the same, migrating existing implementations to the new version of PRoPHET is possible with limited effort.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:5190
Deposited By:Anders Lindgren
Deposited On:14 Feb 2012 21:13
Last Modified:14 Feb 2012 21:13

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