Resource Management of Disruption Tolerant Networks

  • Iyad Tumar
  • Jürgen Schönwälder
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5127)


Disruption tolerant networks (DTNs) differ from traditional networks due to their special characteristics such as frequent partitions, intermittent connectivity, and message delivery delay. This paper presents a new idea for the resource management of sparse disruption tolerant networks where the density of nodes is insufficient to support direct end-to-end communications. The idea combines an asynchronous approach, where nodes work on their own wake up schedules without synchronized clocks, with an on-demand scheme, where a low power radio (LPR) is used to search about contacts and a high power radio (HPR) undertakes the actual data transmission.


Disruption Tolerant Networks Power Management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Iyad Tumar
    • 1
  • Jürgen Schönwälder
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer ScienceJacobs University BremenGermany

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