Self-Organising Quorum Systems for Ad Hoc Networks

G. Owen and M. Adda (UK)

Keywords

Adhoc networks, quorum systems, selforganising systems.

Abstract

There are many essential applications for quorum systems in ad-hoc networks, such as that of location servers in large-scale networks. Existing research proposes many approaches to the problems, many of which are incomplete, cumbersome, or incur significant cost. We describe and analyse a self-organising quorum system that creates an emergent intelligence to minimise overhead and maximise survivability. We then examine the quorum’s performance as a location server and suggest improvements to the query mechanism and routing algorithm using the information.

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