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ThinkMind // ICWMC 2013, The Ninth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications // View article icwmc_2013_11_40_20175


The Advantage of Moving Nodes in Formations in MANETs and M2ANETs

Authors:
Abdullah Alshehri
Przemyslaw Pochec
John DeDourek

Keywords: MANET; group mobility; formations; NS-2

Abstract:
MANETs are self-configuring infrastructure-less mobile networks characterized by dynamically changing topology and intermittent connectivity. Performance of MANETs depends on the movement pattern of their nodes. We propose, and simulate in network simulator NS-2, a novel group mobility model, a towing formation, and show its advantage in controlling the movement of mobile nodes in a MANET. In the towing formation model, one of the nodes within each formation acts as a leader, with the other nodes, called followers, trailing closely. We show the impact of the number of towing formations in a MANET network, the number of nodes in each towing formation, and the distance between the nodes in each towing formation on the data traffic through a MANET. The greater the number of formations and the greater the size of each formation, the better the throughput.

Pages: 228 to 232

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2013

Publication date: July 21, 2013

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4219

ISBN: 978-1-61208-284-4

Location: Nice, France

Dates: from July 21, 2013 to July 26, 2013

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