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Design and field experimentation of an energy-efficient architecture for DTN throwboxes

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Design and field experimentation of an energy-efficient architecture for DTN throwboxes
Disruption tolerant networks rely on intermittent contacts between mobile nodes to deliver packets using a storecarry-and-forward paradigm. We earlier proposed the use of throwbox nodes, which are stationary, battery-powered nodes with storage and processing, to enhance the capacity of DTNs. However, the use of throwboxes without efficient power management is minimally effective. If the nodes are too liberal with their energy consumption, they will fail prematurely. However, if they are too conservative, they may miss important transfer opportunities, hence increasing lifetime without improving performance. In this paper, we present a hardware and software architecture for energy-efficient throwboxes in DTNs. We propose a hardware platform that uses a multi-tiered, multi-radio, scalable, solar powered platform. The throwbox employs an approximate heuristic for solving the NP-Hard problem of meeting an average power constraint while maximizing the number of bytes forwarded by the throwb...
Nilanjan Banerjee, Mark D. Corner, Brian Neil Levi
Added 22 May 2011
Updated 22 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where TON
Authors Nilanjan Banerjee, Mark D. Corner, Brian Neil Levine
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