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Mobility and power aware data interest based data replication for mobile ad hoc networks

Arslan, Seçil
One of the challenging issues for mobile ad hoc network (MANET) applications is data replication. Unreliable wireless communication, mobility of network participators and limited resource capacities of mobile devices make conventional replication techniques useless for MANETs. Frequent network divisions and unexpected disconnections should be handled. In this thesis work, a novel mobility and power aware, data interest based data replication strategy is presented. Main objective is to improve data accessibility among a mission critical mobility group. A clustering approach depending on mobility and data interest patterns similarities is introduced. The investigated replica allocation methodology takes care of data access frequency and data correlation values together with mobile nodes’ remaining energy and memory capacities. Performance of the proposed approach is analyzed in terms of data accessibility; cache hit ratio and traffic metrics. Improvements are observed by data interest based clustering in addition to mobility awareness over sole mobility aware clustering. Advantages of power aware replica allocation are demonstrated by experimental simulations.