Accession Number:

ADA615848

Title:

Realistic Modeling of Wireless Network Environments

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Aug 2010-Sep 2014

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Wireless networking has become a part of our everyday life, but it is a challenging networking technology. The reason is that wireless channel properties, and thus link quality, depend strongly on the physical environment. This creates a challenge for both simulation and emulation platforms, since they must accurately model the impact of many physical layer factors on signal propagation in order to achieve a high degree of realism. This project developed a number of techniques to improve the accuracy of developing realistic and efficient environment-specific channel models. We looked at how the accuracy of both geometric and stochastic channel models can be improved by generating model inputs that accurately reflect a specific environment. Our evaluation uses two important properties, channel dynamics and correlation between nearby channels, in a challenging wireless environment, namely vehicular networks. We also made a number of improvements to an emulation-based wireless testbed to improve channel model accuracy and transferred a copy of the testbed to LTS as the basis for research collaboration.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE