Towards Opportunistic Data Dissemination in Mobile Phone Sensor Networks

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    Recently, there has been a growing interest within the research community in developing opportunistic routing protocols. Many schemes have been proposed; however, they differ greatly in assumptions and in type of network for which they are evaluated. As a result, researchers have an ambiguous understanding of how these schemes compare against each other in their specific applications. To investigate the performance of existing opportunistic routing algorithms in realistic scenarios, we propose a heterogeneous architecture including fixed infrastructure, mobile infrastructure, and mobile nodes. The proposed architecture focuses on how to utilize the available, low cost short-range radios of mobile phones for data gathering and dissemination. We also propose a new realistic mobility model and metrics. Existing opportunistic routing protocols are simulated and evaluated with the proposed heterogeneous architecture, mobility models, and transmission interfaces. Results show that some protocols suffer long time-to-live (TTL), while others suffer short TTL. We show that heterogeneous sensor network architectures need heterogeneous routing algorithms, such as a combination of Epidemic and Spray and Wait.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationThe Eleventh International Conference on Networks, ICN 2012
    Place of PublicationFrance
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-61208-183-0
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012
    Event11th International Conference on Networks, ICN 2012 - Saint Gilles, Réunion
    Duration: 29 Feb 20125 Mar 2012
    Conference number: 11

    Publication series

    PublisherInternational Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA)


    Conference11th International Conference on Networks, ICN 2012
    Abbreviated titleICN
    CitySaint Gilles
    Internet address


    • METIS-286340
    • Data Dissemination
    • Mobility model
    • EWI-21795
    • opportunistic network routing
    • heterogeneous architecture
    • delivery speed
    • IR-80431

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