Approximating Travel Times Using Opportunistic Networking

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Approximating Travel Times Using Opportunistic Networking
Determining the time and means by which to travel from location A to location B for a person utilising a MANET requires the dissemination of both realtime and historic data. In this paper, we describe an approach to collecting and analysing the time costs related to geographic tracks, utilising opportunistic networking, local knowledge approximation and commonality of query. We call this approach the Short-Pass-Feedback (SPF) protocol. Peers record their own tracks, recording the times between known waypoints. Tracks and the durations of walks are shared between peers to approximate and update the local time-cost knowledge of a community of local peers. SPF seeks to maximise the sharing of common travel data as it exists between individuals in such geographical settings. We present an application for opportunistic networking, show and outline the algorithms used to aquire context and geographical time-cost data, analyse the benefits and pitfalls of a distributed approach through simula...
Rudi Ball, Naranker Dulay
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Updated 16 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2009
Where AINA
Authors Rudi Ball, Naranker Dulay
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