11th EAI International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications

Research Article

MONICA: One Simulator for Mobile Opportunistic Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-6-2018.2276563,
        author={Peiyan Yuan and Mingyang Song},
        title={MONICA: One Simulator for Mobile Opportunistic Networks},
        proceedings={11th EAI International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={MOBIMEDIA},
        year={2018},
        month={9},
        keywords={mobile opportunistic networks simulator routing protocol},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-6-2018.2276563}
    }
    
  • Peiyan Yuan
    Mingyang Song
    Year: 2018
    MONICA: One Simulator for Mobile Opportunistic Networks
    MOBIMEDIA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-6-2018.2276563
Peiyan Yuan1,*, Mingyang Song1
  • 1: School of Computer and Information Engineering, Henan Normal University 46# East Construction Road Xinxiang, Henan, China 453007
*Contact email: peiyan@htu.cn

Abstract

Routing protocols are the focus in mobile opportunistic networks, and the simulation test is one of the effective ways to evaluate their performance. This paper presents a mobile opportunistic network simulator MONICA. It provides a programmable interface to users, which is easy to learn and easy to use. It also integrates eight classic routing algorithms, six caching strategies and two types of mobility models, so that users can make a more comprehensive evaluation of the routing protocol. In addition, MONICA can trace abnormal behaviors with the network event function and observe the real simulation process by the visual module. All of these guarantee the efficiency of the simulator in evaluating the routing performance.