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Ad Hoc Routing Protocol Performance in a Realistic Environment


Stefano Marinoni and Hannu H. Kari. Ad hoc routing protocol performance in a realistic environment. In Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE International Conference on Networking (ICN 2006), Le Morne, Mauritius, April 2006. IEEE Press.


Multiple wireless devices jointly create and maintain ad hoc networks; their employment is favored to happen in a variety of environments with distinct topological characteristics. Diversified environmental conditions are expected to vary network performance. In fact, obstacles, buildings and/or mountains may act as either barriers, or source of noise for the radio signals. Nevertheless, most of the previous performance evaluation studies based on simulation, neglected this consideration; they used simulation models that were too simplistic, and too narrow (i.e. idealistic) in their scopes. With this paper we propose a new, complete and realistic Urban Mobility Model (UMM). It realistically models users motion, and radio signals propagation in a city-like scenario. Our aim is to study the effects of realistic network simulation on routing performance. The results prove that a realistic scenario with roads and buildings has a significant impact on routing.

Suggested BibTeX entry:

    address = {Le Morne, Mauritius},
    author = {Stefano Marinoni and Hannu H. Kari},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the Fifth {IEEE} International Conference on Networking (ICN 2006)},
    month = {April},
    publisher = {IEEE Press},
    title = {Ad Hoc Routing Protocol Performance in a Realistic Environment},
    year = {2006},

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