Mobility

Configurable Node Density Generation With Application to Hotspots Modelling

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Executive Summary

Mobility models are very relevant mainly when studying the performance of wireless systems by means of computer simulations. The main problem arises when deciding the best mobility model for a particular application. In some cases, it is very important to emulate hotspots or, in general, zones with different user (or node) densities. Current models do not allow complete control over hotspots, or in other words, they do not allow any general node density to be defined in the simulation area. Usually, when hotspots are modelled, closed zones are created with different numbers of users in each area, thus ensuring a fixed node density in each area. However, this approach results in an unfair comparison among users since they cannot move across zones.

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