Terrain Details Effect on Connectivity in Ad hoc Wireless Networks


In this work, we conduct a research on the effects of the details of the terrain on the path establishment in wireless networks. We discuss how the terrain induced variations, that are unavoidably caused by the obstructions and irregularities in the surroundings of the transmitting and the receiving antennas, have two distinct effects on the network. Firstly, they reduce the amount of links in the network connectivity graph causing it to behave more randomly, while decreasing the coverage and capacity of the network. Secondly, they increase the length of the established paths between the nodes. The presented results show how the terrain oblique influences the layout of the network connectivity graph, in terms of different network metrics, and gives insight to the appropriate level of details needed to describe the terrain in order to obtain results that will be satisfyingly accurate.

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S. Filiposka, I. Mishkovski and B. Trajkoska, "Terrain Details Effect on Connectivity in Ad hoc Wireless Networks," Communications and Network, Vol. 5 No. 2B, 2013, pp. 30-36. doi: 10.4236/cn.2013.52B006.

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