Fuzzy Mobility Analyzer: A Framework for Evaluating Mobility Models in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

TitleFuzzy Mobility Analyzer: A Framework for Evaluating Mobility Models in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsKhaledi, M. J., H. R. Rabiee, and M. H. Khaledi
Conference NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference(WCNC'10)
Date Published2010
PublisherIEEE
Conference LocationSydney, Australia
KeywordsFuzzy Mobility Analyzer, Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks, Mobility models
AbstractMobility is one of the most challenging issues in mobile ad-hoc networks and has a significant impact on performance of network protocols. Different kinds of mobility models have been proposed to represent the movement pattern of mobile nodes in mobile ad-hoc networks. These models attempt to capture various mobility characteristics existing in real movements of mobile nodes. In this paper, a new framework called Fuzzy Mobility Analyzer has been proposed to evaluate mobility models. At first, our framework categorizes mobility models based on their mobility characteristics into five classes; subsequently it uses mobility metrics to capture the mobility and graph connectivity characteristics of mobile nodes in each class; finally it specifies the similarity degree between mobility classes and real world movements of mobile nodes by using the fuzzy set theory. Experimental results on well known mobility models with real world mobility traces is presented to verify our claims.