Investigation of the linear node movement patterns in wireless networks
University of New Brunswick
MANETs are mobile, self-configuring networks of wireless mobile devices without an infrastructure. The operation of a MANET is affected by movement of the nodes. Because of the movement MANETs need to rely on robust routing protocols. We focus our investigation on the impact of movement patterns on operation of a MANET. Of particular interest are linear movement patterns similar to those observed in some man-made objects. We investigate the operation of a MANET under four different linear movement patterns by simulating a MANET running AODV routing protocol. The best results were obtained with nodes moving perpendicularly to the geographical direction of packet forwarding.