On delay tolerant airborne network design

Shahrzad Shirazipourazad, Arun Das, Arunabha Sen

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Mobility pattern of nodes in a mobile network has significant impact on the connectivity properties of the network. Due to its importance in civil and military environments, and due to the several complex issues present in this domain, one such mobile network that has drawn attention of researchers in the past few years is Airborne Networks (AN). Since the nodes in an airborne network (AN) are heterogeneous and mobile, the design of a reliable and robust AN is highly complex and challenging. This paper considers a persistent backbone based architecture for an AN where a set of Airborne Networking Platforms (ANPs) such as aircrafts, UAVs and satellites, form the backbone of the AN. As ANPs may be unable to have end-to-end paths at all times due to the limited transmission ranges of the ANPs, the AN should be delay tolerant and be able to transmit data among ANPs within a bounded time. In this paper we propose techniques to compute the minimum transmission range required by the ANPs in such delay tolerant airborne networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAd Hoc Networks - 8th International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2016, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
Volume184 LNICST
ISBN (Print)9783319512037
StatePublished - 2017
Event8th EAI International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks, ADHOCNETS 2016 - Ottawa, Canada
Duration: Sep 26 2016Sep 27 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume184 LNICST
ISSN (Print)18678211


Other8th EAI International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks, ADHOCNETS 2016


  • Airborne networking platform
  • Airborne networks
  • Delay tolerant networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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