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Modelling and assessing ad hoc networks in disaster scenarios

  • D. G. Reina
  • S. L. Toral
  • F. Barrero
  • N. Bessis
  • E. Asimakopoulou
Original Research

Abstract

Ad hoc networks have been proved to be suitable for disaster scenarios since any infrastructure needs to be deployed in order to establish a wireless network. Routing protocols play an important role in the performance of mobile ad hoc networks. Routing protocols are responsible for deciding how the information is going to move through the network. Although one paramount parameter of ad hoc networks is the mobility of nodes, little effort has been made to evaluate the performance of mobile ad hoc networks under mobility models where the movements of rescue teams during evacuating operations are modelled. The objective of this paper is to evaluate real case disaster scenarios in terms of performance using several well-known routing protocols metrics.

Keywords

MANETs Mobility model Disaster scenarios Routing protocols 

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© Springer-Verlag 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. G. Reina
    • 1
  • S. L. Toral
    • 1
  • F. Barrero
    • 1
  • N. Bessis
    • 2
  • E. Asimakopoulou
    • 2
  1. 1.Electronic Engineering DepartmentUniversity of SevilleSevilleSpain
  2. 2.School of Computing and MathsUniversity of DerbyDerbyUK

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