P2P Network Topology Control over a Mobile Ad-Hoc Network

Kiyoshi UEDA  Hiroshi SUNAGA  Sumio MIYAZAKI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B    No.12    pp.4490-4497
Publication Date: 2005/12/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.12.4490
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (IEICE/IEEE Joint Special Section on Autonomous Decentralized Systems)
Category: Ad hoc, Sensor Network and P2P
P2P,  mobile ad-hoc network,  topology,  metadata,  overlay network,  

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This paper discusses effective configuration methods for peer-to-peer (P2P) network topologies within a mobile ad-hoc network. With recent progress in mobile ad-hoc network technology promoting the creation of new and attractive services, we are examining and developing P2P network systems for operation within ad-hoc networks. Our focus is on identifying methods of network-topology control that provide the best balance between performance and availability. We evaluate three methods through computer simulation and field trials from the viewpoints of resource consumption and network integrity, and clarify their domains of applicability. The results are expected to contribute to the design of future P2P networks for operation in mobile ad-hoc networks.