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Continuum Percolation with Unreliable and Spread-Out Connections

Franceschetti, Massimo and Booth, Lorna and Cook, Matthew and Meester, Ronald and Bruck, Jehoshua (2005) Continuum Percolation with Unreliable and Spread-Out Connections. Journal of Statistical Physics, 118 (3-4). pp. 721-734. ISSN 0022-4715. doi:10.1007/s10955-004-8826-0.

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We derive percolation results in the continuum plane that lead to what appears to be a general tendency of many stochastic network models. Namely, when the selection mechanism according to which nodes are connected to each other, is sufficiently spread out, then a lower density of nodes, or on average fewer connections per node, are sufficient to obtain an unbounded connected component. We look at two different transformations that spread-out connections and decrease the critical percolation density while preserving the average node degree. Our results indicate that real networks can exploit the presence of spread-out and unreliable connections to achieve connectivity more easily, provided they can maintain the average number of functioningconnections per node.

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Additional Information:© 2005 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. Received February 23, 2004; accepted July 9, 2004. This work was partially supported by the Lee Center for Advanced Networking at Caltech, and by DARPA grant number F33615-01-C-1895 at Berkeley.
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Subject Keywords:Continuum percolation; random connection model; Poisson processes; stochastic networks; unreliable connections
Issue or Number:3-4
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Official Citation:Franceschetti, M., Booth, L., Cook, M. et al. J Stat Phys (2005) 118: 721.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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