A Stochastic Multihop Network Model

Authors:

  • Jimmi Grönkvist
  • Anders Hansson

Publish date: 2009-08-25

Report number: FOI-R--2751--SE

Pages: 17

Written in: English

Keywords:

  • Ad hoc network
  • delay
  • Markov model
  • multihop
  • path length

Abstract

Multihop networks achieve robustness and area-coverage by relaying of messages through intermediate nodes. Mobile tactical ad hoc-networks use multihop technique to be independent of pre-deployed infrastructure. This report describes a basic stochastic simulation model of the end-to-end traffic flow through a multihop network. The main idea is to model a route in network as a single link without the need to consider a detailed internal protocol functionality or node behaviour, such as mobility, routing and traffic. Primary uses for this kind of model would be network-of-network simulations and evaluations of applications used in ad hoc networks.

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