A Survey of Opportunistic Networks

@article{Huang2008ASO,
  title={A Survey of Opportunistic Networks},
  author={Chung-Ming Huang and Kun-Chan Lan and Chang-Zhou Tsai},
  journal={22nd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications - Workshops (aina workshops 2008)},
  year={2008},
  pages={1672-1677}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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