Infostations: A new system model for data and messaging services

David J. Goodman, Joan Borras, Narayan B. Mandayam, Roy D. Yates

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We analyze a new wireless system concept called Infostations, that can provide isolated pockets of high bandwidth connectivity for future data and messaging services. The intermittent connectivity available to mobile terminals using a network of Infostations raises new issues in protocol design at several layers. This paper describes the challenges of Infostation protocol design. It also presents a mathematical analysis of Infostation information transfer focusing on the optimum combination of transmission rate and coverage area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)969-973
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 47th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. Part 1 (of 3) - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Duration: May 4 1997May 7 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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