Ad-hoc, Mobile and Wireless Networks

Volume 5198 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 122-134

The Mathematics of Routing in Massively Dense Ad-Hoc Networks

  • Eitan AltmanAffiliated withINRIA
  • , Pierre BernhardAffiliated withI3S, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and CNRS
  • , Alonso SilvaAffiliated withINRIA

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Computing optimal routes in massively dense adhoc networks becomes intractable as the number of nodes becomes very large. One recent approach to solve this problem is to use a fluid type approximation in which the whole network is replaced by a continuum plain. Various paradigms from physics have been used recently in order to solve the continuum model. We propose in this paper an alternative modeling and solution approach similar to a model by Beckmann [3] developed more than fifty years ago from the area of road traffic.