The main purpose of this paper is to describe and model the characteristics of low voltage distribution lines inside consumer premises, when used as a broadband communication channel. Results from measurements performed both in the laboratory and in residential buildings, are presented and discussed. Also a channel model to simulate the behaviour of these… (More)
In this paper, a channel model for broadband indoor Power Line Communications (PLC) is presented and discussed. The modeling approach is based on the physical structure of the electrical networks inside homes and small offices. The structure has been simplified to derive a parametric model that still preserves the essential behavior of these channels in the… (More)
The caching paradigm has widely been used in computers, data bases and the Internet to reduce the response time of the applications and to reduce the traffic load in the computer buses or in the networks. These advantages can also be applied in a Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) as the caching paradigm could reduce the interferences due to the traffic overload… (More)
Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) are strongly impacted by the mobility of the ad hoc nodes. Mobility models help engineers to abstract the changes of position in network users. Different mobility models have already been proposed to characterize the behaviors of mobile devices that are greatly correlated to the conditions of the possible scenarios where… (More)
Some ad hoc protocols allow the discovery and/or storage of multiple routes to the same destination node. The selection of the path to utilize is commonly based on the criterion of the minimum number of hops. However, other strategies could be more appropriate to improve the network performance. In this sense, this paper proposes the criterion based on the… (More)
This paper describes the behaviour of individual Web users as well as aggregate HTTP traffic basing on actual traces taken from a transoceanic link between Japan and USA. The proposed model characterises the traffic at different levels, ranging from packets to Web pages. Thus, the study investigates the effects of aggregation on the heavy-tailed nature and… (More)
In this paper, we describe a caching scheme for ad hoc networks. In this proposal the wireless nodes implement a local cache so that consecutive requests to the same document can be served directly by their own local cache instead of accessing the remote server. The nodes can also intercept the forwarding requests and serve the documents requested directly… (More)
—This paper presents a statistical characterization of in-vehicle power lines, based on channel measurements carried out in a automobile. In particular, the impact of the engine speed on the characteristics of the channels is analyzed. Performance of an Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) system is assessed using the channel measurements.