Group Capability Integrity Management (GCIM)

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Group Capability Integrity Management (GCIM)

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Author(s): Ian Colwill; Elias Stipidis; Gregor Thomeczek
No pages: 6
Year: 2015
Article ID: 18-1-3
Keywords: ad hoc networks, communications and information systems, communications systems, MANET, mobile networks
Format: Electronic (PDF)

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Abstract: Network integrity is a critical requirement for battlefield Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANETs), but the inherent dynamicity and unpredictability of the wireless spectrum, as well as unintentional and intentional interference make wireless communications unreliable. Node mobility is commonly used to improve network Quality of Service (QoS) and restore connectivity in the case of a communication failure, however given that some nodes may be key to realising mission critical capabilities in a group, it is important that a node selection algorithm recognises the impact of the removal of a node from its group. We present Group Capability Integrity Management (GCIM), an application aware node selection algorithm which preserves mission critical group capabilities during network repair. We also present Coordinated Node Selection (CNS), a data model aware algorithm which enables disjointed node clusters to anticipate the node selection decisions made by other clusters in order to coordinate network repair efforts.