2nd International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques

Research Article

Performances of Clustered Ad Hoc Networks on 3D Terrains

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2009.5577,
        author={Sonja Filiposka and Dimitar Trajanov and Marija Vuckovik},
        title={Performances of Clustered Ad Hoc Networks on 3D Terrains},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={SIMUTOOLS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={3D terrain data Durkin’s propagation model ad hoc networks clustering performances},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2009.5577}
    }
    
  • Sonja Filiposka
    Dimitar Trajanov
    Marija Vuckovik
    Year: 2010
    Performances of Clustered Ad Hoc Networks on 3D Terrains
    SIMUTOOLS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2009.5577
Sonja Filiposka1,*, Dimitar Trajanov1,*, Marija Vuckovik1,*
  • 1: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Karpos 2 bb, P.O. Box 574, +389 2 3099153
*Contact email: filipos@feit.ukim.edu.mk, mite@feit.ukim.edu.mk, marija_vuckovik@yahoo.com

Abstract

Propagation prediction algorithms which use terrain information are typically used for the design of modern wireless systems. Therefore, it is essential that when analyzing the performances of ad hoc networks we observe the network in a natural 3D terrain and we use an appropriate propagation model. In this paper we explain our extension of the NS-2 simulator using Digital Elevation Model data and terrain aware propagation model. Because of the natural emergence of clustering in the network of users, we also study the relationship between the clustering in the ad hoc networks and different terrain profiles. The simulations show that, when the network clusters are accompanied with related terrain contours, the observed network performances demonstrate measurable enhancement.