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  L. Blazevic, L. Buttyán, S. Capkun, S. Giordano, J. P. Hubaux, J. Y. Le Boudec
Self-Organization in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks: the Approach of Terminodes
IEEE Communications Magazine, 2001, vol. 39, no. 6, June.

keywords: self-organized network, MANET,self-organized routing, GPS-free positioning, incentive to cooperation, security

abstract  The Terminodes project is designing a wide area, mobile ad-hoc network, which is meant to be used in a public environment, in our approach, the network is run by users themselves. We give a global description of the building blocks used by the basic operation of the network, they all rely on various concepts of self-organization. Routing uses a combination of geography-based information and local, MANET-like protocols. Terminode positioning is obtained either by GPS, or by a relative positioning method. Mobility management uses self-organized virtual regions. Terminodes employ a form of virtual money called ``nuglets