Digging the innate reliability of wireless networked systems

Network reliability of wireless networks exhibits a prominent impact in successful advancement of the networking paradigm. A complete understanding of the network reliability demands its in-depth analysis, which is yet to be attempted in the literature. Therefore, we present a comprehensive study on the network reliability in this paper.

Our step-by-step stochastic study, from node-level to network-level reliability, reveals a novel finding: the network reliability of a wireless network follows the Gaussian distribution in general. We validate the finding through exhaustive numerical simulation and ns-2 simulation.