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Delay Tolerant Network on Android Phones: Implementation Issues and Performance Measurements

Rerngvit Yanggratoke1, Abdullah Azfar2, María José Peroza Marval3, and Sharjeel Ahmed3
1. School of Electrical Engineering, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
2. Dept. of Computer Science and Information Technology, Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Gazipur, Bangladesh
3. School of Information and Communication Technology, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract— Many regions of the world do not have access to the Internet due to lack of proper communication infrastructure. Delay Tolerant Network (DTN) provides communication in a challenging network condition such as high communication delay and intermittent connectivity. DTN is a promising solution to solve lack of connectivity problems in developing regions such as rural areas. DTN works in a store-and-forward approach, where the data is stored in a server and forwarded to a suitable carrier. The android phones can be made DTN capable to become a carrier for DTN bundles. Android phone is one of the front runners as the DTN carrier because of its portability and increasing popularity. In this paper, we have described the implementation of DTN on Android phone and the performance measurements including DTN bandwidth and battery consumption.

Index Terms— Delay Tolerant Network (DTN), Wi-Fi, Android phone, Bundle, Access Point, Server.

Cite:Rerngvit Yanggratoke, Abdullah Azfar, María José Peroza Marval, and Sharjeel Ahmed, "Delay Tolerant Network on Android Phones: Implementation Issues and Performance Measurements," Journal of Communications, vol. 6, no.6, pp.477-484, 2011. Doi: 10.4304/jcm.6.6.477-484 

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