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Vol. 14-2, Special Issue, March 2012, pp.164-178




Mobility Model for Self-Organizing and Cooperative MSN and MANET Systems


Andrzej Sikora and Ewa Niewiadomska-Szynkiewicz

Institute of Control and Computation Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology

ul. Nowowiejska 15/19, 00-665 Warsaw, Poland

Research and Academic Computer Network (NASK), ul. Wawozowa 18, 02-796 Warsaw, Poland

E-mail: asikora@elka.pw.edu.pl, ens@ia.pw.edu.pl, andrzej.sikora@nask.pl, ewan@nask.pl



Received: 12 November 2011   /Accepted: 20 December 2011   /Published: 12 March 2012

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems


Abstract: Self-organization mechanisms are used for building scalable systems consisting of a huge number of subsystems. In computer networks, self-organizing is especially important in ad hoc networking. A self-organizing ad hoc network is a collection of wireless devices that collaborate with each other to form a network system that adapts to achieve a goal or goals. Such network is often built from mobile devices that may spontaneously create a network and dynamically adapted to changes in an unknown environment. Mobility pattern is a critical element that influences the performance characteristics of mobile sensor networks (MSN) and mobile ad hoc networks (MANET). In this paper, we survey main directions to mobility modeling. We describe a novel algorithm for calculating mobility patterns for mobile devices that is based on a cluster formation and an artificial potential function. Finally, we present the simulation results of its application to a rescue mission planning.


Keywords: Self-organizing network, Ad hoc network, Mobile sensor network, MSN, MANET, Mobility model; Artificial potential function, Network simulation


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