Large-scale hybrid ad hoc network for mobile platforms: Challenges and experiences

Nirmit Desai, Wendy Chong, Heather Achilles, Shahrokh Daijavad, Thomas La Porta

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Abstract

Peer-to-peer (p2p) networks and Mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) have been widely studied. However, a real-world deployment for the masses has remained elusive. Ever-increasing density of mobile devices, especially in urban areas, has given rise to new applications of p2p communication. However, the modern smartphone platforms have limited support for such communications. Further, the issues of battery life, range, and trust remain unaddressed. A key question then is, what kinds of applications can the modern mobile platforms support and what challenges remain? This paper identifies a class of applications and presents a novel center-to-peer-to-peer (c2p2p) architecture called Mesh Network Alerts (MNA) to support them. We describe our experiences in deploying MNA as a real-world system to millions of users for relaying severe weather information along with the challenges faced, and the approaches for addressing them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing, SMARTCOMP 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages332-339
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781728116891
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Event5th IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing, SMARTCOMP 2019 - Washington, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2019Jun 14 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing, SMARTCOMP 2019

Conference

Conference5th IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing, SMARTCOMP 2019
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period6/12/196/14/19

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Desai, N., Chong, W., Achilles, H., Daijavad, S., & La Porta, T. (2019). Large-scale hybrid ad hoc network for mobile platforms: Challenges and experiences. In Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing, SMARTCOMP 2019 (pp. 332-339). [8784007] (Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing, SMARTCOMP 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SMARTCOMP.2019.00070