A Survey of Opportunistic Networks


We define an opportunistic network as one type of challenged networks where network contacts are intermittent or where link performance is highly variable or extreme. In such a network, there does not exist a complete path from source to destination for most of the time. In addition, the path can be highly unstable and may change or break quickly. Therefore, in order to make communication possible in an opportunistic network, the intermediate nodes may take custody of data during the blackout and forward it when the connectivity resumes. In this paper, we discuss some research challenges in an opportunistic network.


Chung-Ming Huang, Kun-chan Lan, and Chang-Zhou Tsai, "A Survey of Opportunistic Networks," in AINAW 2008, March 2008.


AUTHOR = {Chung-Ming Huang and Kun-chan Lan and Chang-Zhou Tsai},
TITLE = {A Survey of Opportunistic Networks},
MONTH = {March},
YEAR = {2008}


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