Sleeping Nodes in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks

Contact: Sonja Buchegger

Site: Immune Networking

Nodes in mobile ad-hoc networks need to cooperate to communicate. Cooperation, however, can be costly in terms of processing and battery power. We are looking at what we call “sleeping nodes”. These nodes only turn on their device when they actually have data to send or expect incoming data, otherwise they are turned off to save energy. This form of selfish node behavior is hard to detect. We are interested in the impact of such behavior on the availability and performance of mobile ad-hoc networks and incentives for potentially needed increased participation.

Benefits: learning about mobile ad-hoc networks and cooperation

Domain: Network performance analysis; Protocol design and implementation; Security

Student info: Sudhanshu Pardasani