Markov model of link connectivity in mobile ad hoc networks

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Abstract

This paper proposes a Markov model of link connectivity for mobile ad hoc networks. Under a random behavior, the model provides a unified approach to describe many different mobility models including entity mobility models and group mobility models. Using the model, we can predict the time dependence of link connectivity, and estimate a settling time for which node movements are considered in a transient state. We verify the model with the simulation results of four different mobility models using a global connectivity and a link duration distribution.

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