The effect of mobility on local service discovery in the Ahoy ad-hoc network system

P.T.H. Goering, Geert Heijenk, Boudewijn R.H.M. Haverkort, Robbert Haarman

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Ahoy, a protocol to perform local service discovery in ad-hoc networks is described in this paper. The protocol has been implemented in a discreteevent simulator to study its performance in case of a multihop mobile ad-hoc network. Especially the effect of mobility on the network load and the probability of finding services is investigated. Experiments show that the load caused by advertisement messages is very low, even when the mobility is increasing. For low speeds the percentage of found services is close to the maximum possible, while even at high speeds the probability of finding a service is still reasonable.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFormal Methods and Stochastic Models for Performance Evaluation
Subtitle of host publicationEuropean Performance Engineering Workshop, EPEW 2007
EditorsKatinka Wolter
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783540752103
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Performance Engineering Workshop 2007 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 27 Sept 200728 Sept 2007
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


ConferenceEuropean Performance Engineering Workshop 2007
Abbreviated titleEPEW 2007


  • EWI-10929
  • IR-61891
  • METIS-241855


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