An Improved Channel Model for Mobile and Ad-Hoc Network Simulations

J.M. McDougall, J.J. Joseph, Y. Yu, and S.L. Miller (USA)


Wireless Networks, Adhoc Networks, Fading Channels,Cross-Layer Design


In this paper we propose a low complexity fading channel model for use in Mobile and Ad Hoc Network (MANET) simulations. While numerous fading channel models exist, our model provides accurate performance across a wide range of signal to noise ratio (SNR) values while requiring minimal operational complexity and is applicable for large, multi-node simulations. This work presents a unique four-state Markov channel model for simulating correlated channel errors and presents its statistical accuracy and network performance.

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