Immunity-Based Epidemic Routing in Intermittent Networks

TitleImmunity-Based Epidemic Routing in Intermittent Networks
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsMundur P, Seligman M, Lee J N
Conference Name5th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, 2008. SECON '08
Date Published2008/06/16/20
ISBN Number978-1-4244-1777-3
KeywordsAnalytical models, Delay, delivered messages, Disruption tolerant networking, Educational institutions, immunity-based epidemic routing, information dissemination, intermittent networks, Mobile ad hoc networks, Network topology, Performance analysis, Resource management, resource utilization, routing protocol, routing protocols, telecommunication network topology

In this research, we propose to modify and extend epidemic routing used in intermittent networks. In particular, we propose to include immunity-based information disseminated in the reverse once messages get delivered to their destination. The goal is to design a more efficient routing protocol in terms of resource utilization. The idea is to analyze and evaluate the network performance using an immunity scheme in the context of epidemic routing and its variants. The reverse dissemination of such information requires minimal resources and the tradeoff in timely purging of delivered messages can be significant. We are using ns2 to implement a detailed simulation of the proposed immunity-based epidemic routing.