Ad Hoc Networks. 6th International ICST Conference, ADHOCNETS 2014, Rhodes, Greece, August 18-19, 2014, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Connectivity Restoration and Amelioration in Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks: A Practical Solution

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-13329-4_23,
        author={Christos Katsikiotis and Dimitrios Zorbas and Periklis Chatzimisios},
        title={Connectivity Restoration and Amelioration in Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks: A Practical Solution},
        proceedings={Ad Hoc Networks. 6th International ICST Conference, ADHOCNETS 2014, Rhodes, Greece, August 18-19, 2014, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ADHOCNETS},
        year={2014},
        month={11},
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        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-13329-4_23}
    }
    
  • Christos Katsikiotis
    Dimitrios Zorbas
    Periklis Chatzimisios
    Year: 2014
    Connectivity Restoration and Amelioration in Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks: A Practical Solution
    ADHOCNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13329-4_23
Christos Katsikiotis,*, Dimitrios Zorbas1,*, Periklis Chatzimisios2,*
  • 1: Inria Lille
  • 2: Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki
*Contact email: chkats@it.teithe.gr, dimitrios.zormpas@inria.fr, peris@it.teithe.gr

Abstract

Connectivity restoration after a node failure is one of the major issues in wireless ad-hoc networks. In particular, failures can lead to a network partitioning and a huge loss of information. Therefore, a fast mechanism is needed to heal the network between the partitions. In this paper, we consider the scenario where an intermediate node failures and a mobile system is moving autonomously to restore connectivity and provide the best service. We propose a fast connectivity restoration algorithm that is based only on local information. We implement our solution on a real robotic platform and we present some experimental results using a simple case scenario.