Impact of Location Popularity on Throughput and Delay in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Abstract—Impact of Location Popularity on Throughput and Delay in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. With the advent of smart portable devices and location-based applications, user’s mobility pattern is found to be highly dependent on varying locations. We analyze asymptotic throughput-delay performance of mobile ad hoc networks < Final Year Projects 2016 > under a location popularity based scenario, where users are more likely to visit popular locations. This work provides a complementary perspective compared with previous studies on fundamental scaling laws for MANETs, mostly assuming that nodes move uniformly in the network. Specifically, we consider a cell-partitioned network model with cells of known popularity, which follows a Zipf’s law distribution with popularity exponent α.