A network partitioning recovery process in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks
Univ. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jochen Seitz
Dr.-Ing. Oleksandr Artemenko
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- Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs) are of significant scientific and practical interest in many areas of human life. MANETs also play a vital role in providing an uninterrupted communication service between members of a rescue team in natural or anthropogenic disasters.
One of the most common problems of MANETs is network partitioning. In this situation, the network splits up into several isolated fragments incapable of communicating with each other. Network partitioning can lead to dramatic consequences especially in disaster scenarios.
In this paper, we propose a solution for the above mentioned problem, a system which detects and recovers from network partitioning using additional mobile nodes. Besides, the proposed novel system is scalable and robust due to a self-organizing, distributed architecture. Furthermore, it is also energy efficient during its reactive behaviour, what is especially important for mobile nodes with limited battery capacity.