An analytical framework for the characterization of link dynamics in MANETs
We present an analytical framework and statistical models to accurately characterize the lifetime of a wireless link in a mobile ad hoc network (MANET). We show that the lifetime of a link can be exactly computed through a two-state Markov model and that the analytical solution follows closely the results obtained through discrete event simulations. The proposed framework has widespread application in the modeling of medium access control protocols, routing protocols, clustering, and the optimization of MANETs.
Garcia-Luna-Aceves, J. J. ; Sadjadpour, H.; Wu, X. An analytical framework for the characterization of link dynamics in MANETs. IEEE MILCOM 2006; 2006 October 23-25; Washington, DC.