Geometrically aware communication in random wireless networks Conference Paper uri icon


  • Some of the first routing algorithms for position-aware wireless networks used the Delaunay triangulation of the point-locations of the network's nodes as the underlying connectivity graph. Later on these solutions were considered impractical because the Delaunay triangulation may in general contain arbitrarily long edges and because calculating the Delaunay triangulation may require a global view of the network. Many other algorithms were then suggested for geometric routing, often assuming random placement of network nodes for analysis or simulation [27, 5, 28, 15]. But as we show, when the nodes are uniformly placed in the unit disk the Delaunay triangulation does not contain long edges, it is easy to compute locally and it is in many ways optimal for geometric routing and flooding. In particular, we prove that with high probability the maximal length of an edge in Del (P) …

publication date

  • January 1, 2004