OPEED: Optimal energy-efficient neighbor discovery scheme in opportunistic networks

In opportunistic networks, it is difficult to predict when a node encounters others and how long it keeps in contact with another. Nodes continually attempt to explore neighbor nodes in the vicinity to transmit data. In battery-operated devices, this persistent exploration consumes a great deal of energy.

In this paper, we propose an optimal energy-efficient neighbor discovery scheme (OPEED) that guarantees neighbor discovery within a delay bound. Through performance evaluation, we show that the OPEED scheme consumes 33%-83% less energy than other schemes.