3D Visualization of UMTS/WLAN Integration Using OPNET Modeler


The primary design goal for this project is to interwork WLAN with UMTS and visualizing in 3D network, so that it can be utilized as an alternate radio access network for defense system. Simulations and modeling have become a very important part of the process when designing communication networks. Only a real network, with real hardware will provide real results. General Dynamics C4 Systems has been working collaboratively multiple routing protocol interaction. 3D Network Visualizer (3DNV) functionality lets you create three-dimensional animations based on topology information, node relationships, performance statistics, and terrain data. The OPNET Modeler is one of the most powerful simulation tools regarding communications. It is especially useful on R&D (research and development) areas for developers of communication devices and protocols. The network model must have a terrain database specified. The nodes to be animated must be mapped to specific shapes (called entities in 3DNV) using a 3DNV mapping library. Furthermore, a 3D visualization of the entire network has been developed, representing both real and simulated nodes, including effects on their communications. The other purpose of this paper is to evaluate different integration solutions and mobility schemes that provide best service and performance by using OPNET as simulation tool.



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S. Ramyah, "3D Visualization of UMTS/WLAN Integration Using OPNET Modeler," Wireless Sensor Network, Vol. 4 No. 12, 2012, pp. 281-285. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2012.412040.

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