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Robustness and Reliability for Virtual Topologies in Wireless Multihop Access Networks

Fabrice Valois 1, 2 Fabrice Theoleyre 1
1 ARES - Architectures of networks of services
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, CITI - CITI Centre of Innovation in Telecommunications and Integration of services
Abstract : Mobile ad hoc networks (MANet) are a spontaneous collection of mobile terminals. Each node must collaborate in order to structure information exchange. An hybrid network is a MANet connected to Internet via an Access Point (AP). We propose to organize MANet and hybrid networks through a virtual topology. We consider a virtual topology as a hierarchical organization based on the integration of both backbone and clusters. Construction and maintenance procedures of such a virtual topology are detailed and deal with robustness and reliability issues. We present a proactive gratuitous maintenance for our backbone and a new maintenance algorithm for clusters presenting a reduced overhead. Moreover, this improved solution allows to integrate multiple APs in hybrid networks , deleting the previous single point of failure. A method to interconnect backbones is described, which is useful for many applications.
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Fabrice Valois, Fabrice Theoleyre. Robustness and Reliability for Virtual Topologies in Wireless Multihop Access Networks. Med-Hoc-Net - Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop, Jun 2004, Bodrum, Turkey. ⟨inria-00406113⟩

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