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Towards Realistic Mobility Models For Mobile Ad hoc Networks

Summary: Towards Realistic Mobility Models
For Mobile Ad hoc Networks
Amit Jardosh, Elizabeth M. Belding-Royer, Kevin C. Almeroth, Subhash Suri
Department of Computer Science
University of California at Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA - 93106
{amitj, ebelding, almeroth, suri}@cs.ucsb.edu
One of the most important methods for evaluating the char-
acteristics of ad hoc networking protocols is through the
use of simulation. Simulation provides researchers with a
number of significant benefits, including repeatable scenar-
ios, isolation of parameters, and exploration of a variety of
metrics. The topology and movement of the nodes in the
simulation are key factors in the performance of the network
protocol under study. Once the nodes have been initially dis-
tributed, the mobility model dictates the movement of the
nodes within the network. Because the mobility of the nodes
directly impacts the performance of the protocols, simula-
tion results obtained with unrealistic movement models may


Source: Almeroth, Kevin C. - Department of Computer Science, University of California at Santa Barbara


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences