Implementation and Comparison of Mobility Models in NS-2

Panda, Sukumar and Mohapatra, Rahul (2009) Implementation and Comparison of Mobility Models in NS-2. BTech thesis.



In the performance evaluation of a protocol for an ad hoc network, the protocol should be tested under realistic conditions including, but not limited to, a sensible transmission range, limited buffer space for the storage of messages, representative data traffic models, and realistic movements of the mobile users (i.e., a mobility model). Simulation is universally considered the most effective method of designing and evaluating new network protocols. When developing protocols for mobile networking, the chosen mobility model is one of the key determinants in the success of an accurate simulation. The main role of a mobility model is to mimic the movement behaviors of actual users. Given the critical role of the mobility model in supporting realistic and accurate protocol simulations, its correct design and selection is essential .We have described 3 mobility models that represent mobile nodes whose movements are independent of each other (i.e., entity mobility models). Lastly, we present simulation results that illustrate the importance of choosing a mobility model in the simulation of an ad hoc network protocol. Specifically, we illustrate how the performance results of an ad hoc network protocol drastically change as a result of changing the mobility model simulated.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:ns-2, random walk, random waypoint, random direction, trace files, mobility model
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Computer and Information Science > Networks
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Computer Science
ID Code:201
Deposited By:Rahul Mohapatra
Deposited On:10 May 2009 21:14
Last Modified:18 May 2009 12:47
Supervisor(s):Rath, S K and Chinara, S

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