Modeling Obstacles in INET/Mobility Framework: Motivation, Integration, and Performance
Source: University of Pacific
Wireless network protocols are commonly evaluated through simulations. The achieved results may vary significantly with the modeled propagation environment. Protocols that use carrier sensing for collision avoidance may not operate properly in the presence of obstacles (e.g. buildings) that shield hosts from each other. These failures may not be recognized when using a long-term stochastic model (e.g. log-normal shadowing), leading to inadequate simulation results. Studying a simple carrier-sensing protocol, the authors find that when shielding effects are properly modeled, they increase collisions dramatically with increasing transmission power as opposed to the stochastic model.