Simulating dynamic node movements for MANET in NS-2
University of New Brunswick
MANETs are self-configuring infrastructure-less characterized by changing topology and intermittent connectivity. In these networks, nodes are able to move freely and change their locations due to dynamic nature. Because of mobility, nodes can be controlled and paused at any time based on the change of connections in the network. This report proposes two strategies: Following Nodes and Controlling the Random Waypoint Model. It also intends to show the effects of controlled mobility by simulating a variety of scenarios for MANET in the network simulator NS-2. Performance comparison is also conducted over many cases. Results illustrate that the performance of the node movement varies across different node densities, node distances, and node statuses.