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Connectivity of Wireless Ad Hoc Networks: Impacts of Antenna Models
Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies (PDCAT) (2013)
  • Qiu Wang, Macau University of Science and Technology
  • Hong-Ning Dai, Macau University of Science and Technology
  • Qinglin Zhao, Macau University of Science and Technology
Abstract

This paper concerns the impact of various antenna models on the network connectivity of wireless ad hoc networks. Existing antenna models have their pros and cons in the accuracy reflecting realistic antennas and the computational complexity. We therefore propose a new directional antenna model called Approx-real to balance the accuracy against the complexity. We then run extensive simulations to compare the existing models and the Approx-real model in terms of the network connectivity. The study results show that the Approx-real model can better approximate the best accurate existing antenna models than other simplified antenna models, while introducing no high computational overheads.

Keywords
  • Connectivity,
  • Ad Hoc Networks,
  • Directional Antennas,
  • Beamforming
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Qiu Wang, Hong-Ning Dai and Qinglin Zhao. "Connectivity of Wireless Ad Hoc Networks: Impacts of Antenna Models" Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies (PDCAT) (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hndai/13/