A multi-class mobility model for dynamic and dependable systems

Peter Bull, Georgios Antonopoulos, Lin Guan, Xingang Wang, Xunli Fan

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    Abstract

    The complex interactions inherent in mobile, dynamic systems require a representative model of node movement properties. Dynamic systems proposed within industry, particularly in the military domain, have a requirement for dependable communication and include heterogeneous nodes (varying from personal devices, to aircraft with complex sensors). Existing node mobility models have been found to not be adequate for capturing the properties of these systems due to their tendency to focus on systems with nodes of a single type, or characteristic. In this paper, a Multi-Class Mobility Model (MCMM) is proposed. This is a hybrid, class-based model operating with both single entity and group mobility patterns. Within this model nodes can be specified in a range of classes, based on their movement properties (including acceleration/deceleration factors and maximum speed). Simulation based experimentation implements MCMM, in conjunction with a previously proposed Quality of Service framework. This provides an opportunity to evaluate the mobility model in terms of its affect on system utilisation and stability. Through simulation, MCMM is compared with existing Random Walk/Random Waypoint and Reference Point Group Models. MCMM is shown to offer a more representative node movement, resulting in a comparable and representative system utilisation. This is achieved while offering a more stable system model with less communication disruption due to lost network connections.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2013 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA)
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages1010-1015
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7695-4952-1
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-6239-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2013
    Event27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications - Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 25 Mar 201328 Mar 2013
    Conference number: 27

    Conference

    Conference27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications
    Abbreviated titleWAINA 2013
    CountrySpain
    CityBarcelona
    Period25/03/1328/03/13

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    Keywords

    • Dependability
    • Dynamic Systems
    • Node Mobility Model
    • Quality-of-Service

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Computer Science Applications

    Cite this

    Bull, P., Antonopoulos, G., Guan, L., Wang, X., & Fan, X. (2013). A multi-class mobility model for dynamic and dependable systems. In 2013 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA) (pp. 1010-1015). [6550527] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/WAINA.2013.28