Cross-layer analysis of route discovery process in saturated ad hoc network
This thesis presents a detailed analysis of the route discovery process in saturated ad hoc networks. The causes and consequences of this process are described in terms of medium access control (MAC) delays and routing delays. The analysis shows that an increase in MAC layer delays can increase the time spent in the route discovery process (route discovery time), which in-turn increases the packet service-time and the packet end-to-end delay. The simulations performed in the network simulator-2 (ns-2) support the theoretical analysis. .
Thesis (M.S.)--Wichita State University, College of Engineering, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.