Title: Performance evaluation of mobile wireless communication and services with modelling of real environment

Authors: Akira Uchiyama, Kumiko Maeda, Takaaki Umedu, Hirozumi Yamaguchi, Teruo Higashino

Addresses: Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, Yamadaoka 1-5, Suita, Osaka, Japan. ' Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, Yamadaoka 1-5, Suita, Osaka, Japan. ' Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, Yamadaoka 1-5, Suita, Osaka, Japan. ' Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, Yamadaoka 1-5, Suita, Osaka, Japan. ' Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, Yamadaoka 1-5, Suita, Osaka, Japan

Abstract: Recently, several types of services in mobile wireless networks for future ubiquitous society have been proposed. The performance of these services strongly depends on deployment and mobility of network nodes. In this paper, we survey potential services and applications on mobile wireless networks and evaluate their performance with modelling of real environment. For this purpose, we have developed a wireless network simulator |MobiREAL|, which assists developers to model and reproduce movement of network nodes. Experimental results have shown that deployment and mobility considerably affect the performance of services and applications.

Keywords: mobile networks; ad hoc networks; MANETs; performance evaluation; mobility models; wireless networks; simulation; network nodes.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2007.014068

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2007 Vol.2 No.4, pp.239 - 249

Published online: 17 Jun 2007 *

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