Cost based data dissemination in satellite networks Article

Xu, B, Wolfson, O, Chamberlain, S et al. (2002). Cost based data dissemination in satellite networks . MOBILE NETWORKS & APPLICATIONS, 7(1), 49-66. 10.1023/A:1013277313373

cited authors

  • Xu, B; Wolfson, O; Chamberlain, S; Rishe, N



  • We consider the problem of data dissemination in a broadcast network. In contrast to previously studied models, broadcasting is among peers, rather than client server. Such a model represents, for example, satellite communication among widely distributed nodes, sensor networks, and mobile ad hoc networks. We introduce a cost model for data dissemination in peer to peer broadcast networks. The model quantifies the tradeoff between the inconsistency of the data, and its transmission cost; the transmission cost may be given in terms of dollars, energy, or bandwidth. Using the model we first determine the parameters for which eager (i.e. consistent) replication has a lower cost than lazy (i.e. inconsistent) replication. Then we introduce a lazy broadcast policy and compare it with several naive or traditional approaches to solving the problem.

publication date

  • January 1, 2002

published in

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 49

end page

  • 66


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