JOURNAL OF NETWORKS (JNW)
ISSN : 1796-2056
Volume : 1    Issue : 2    Date : June 2006

Performance Evaluation of Interconnection Mechanisms for Ad Hoc Networks across Mobility
Models
Francisco J. Ros, Pedro M. Ruiz, and Antonio Gomez-Skarmeta
Page(s): 9-17
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Abstract
There is being an on-going effort in the research community to efficiently interconnect Mobile Ad hoc
Networks (MANET) to fixed ones like the Internet. Several approaches have been proposed within
the MANET working group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), but there is still no clear
evidence about which alternative is best suited for each mobility scenario, and how does mobility
affect their performance. In this paper, we answer these questions through a simulation-based
performance evaluation across mobility models. Our results show the performance trade-offs of
existing proposals and the strong influence that the mobility pattern has on their behavior.

Index Terms
hybrid MANET, Internet connectivity, performance evaluation, mobility models