Quantitative Analysis of AODV and Its Variants on Dynamic Topologies Using Statistical Model Checking

  • Peter Höfner
  • Maryam Kamali
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8053)


Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) are self-organising ad-hoc networks that support broadband communication. Due to changes in the topology, route discovery and maintenance play a crucial role in the reliability and the performance of such networks. Formal analysis of WMNs using exhaustive model checking techniques is often not feasible: network size (up to hundreds of nodes) and topology changes yield state-space explosion. Statistical Model Checking, however, can overcome this problem and allows a quantitative analysis.

In this paper we illustrate this by a careful analysis of the Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV) protocol. We show that some optional features of AODV are not useful, and that AODV shows unexpected behaviour—yielding a high probability of route discovery failure.


Mobile Node Model Check Transmission Range Route Discovery Wireless Mesh Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Höfner
    • 1
    • 4
  • Maryam Kamali
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.NICTAAustralia
  2. 2.Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS)Finland
  3. 3.Åbo Akademi UniversityFinland
  4. 4.University of New South WalesAustralia

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