Testbeds and Research Infrastructure: Development of Networks and Communities. 9th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2014, Guangzhou, China, May 5-7, 2014, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

UAVNet Simulation in UAVSim: A Performance Evaluation and Enhancement

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-13326-3_11,
        author={Ahmad Javaid and Weiqing Sun and Mansoor Alam},
        title={UAVNet Simulation in UAVSim: A Performance Evaluation and Enhancement},
        proceedings={Testbeds and Research Infrastructure: Development of Networks and Communities. 9th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2014, Guangzhou, China, May 5-7, 2014, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2014},
        month={11},
        keywords={Testbed performance Simulation Testbed UAVNet Security},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-13326-3_11}
    }
    
  • Ahmad Javaid
    Weiqing Sun
    Mansoor Alam
    Year: 2014
    UAVNet Simulation in UAVSim: A Performance Evaluation and Enhancement
    TRIDENTCOM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13326-3_11
Ahmad Javaid1,*, Weiqing Sun1,*, Mansoor Alam1,*
  • 1: The University of Toledo
*Contact email: ahmad.javaid@utoledo.edu, weiqing.sun@utoledo.edu, mansoor.alam2@utoledo.edu

Abstract

Several works have been done to design a simulation testbed for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in order to simulate the UAV Network (UAVNet) in a cost-effective manner. Our previously developed UAVSim is one of those attempts and has the capability of simulating large UAV networks as well while giving detailed results in terms of mobility modeling, traffic measurements, attack analysis, etc. The usefulness of such a simulation testbed cannot be guaranteed unless it is hardware independent. Therefore, we present a performance evaluation of such a recently developed software simulation testbed, UAVSim, using traditional and generic hardware available in any regular computer laboratory, in order to show its usefulness in an academic research setup. We show performances for two different environments for two separate machines. Results show that the simulation time is quite predictable and reasonable for a particular network size.