Analysis of Causes for Differences in Modeling Results of Multi-hop Wireless Networks Using Various Network Simulators

  • I. O. Datyev
  • A. A. PavlovEmail author
  • M. V. Ashkadov
  • M. G. Shishaev
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 763)


Simulation is the main way to test multi-step wireless networks. Creating a simulation model of a multi-hop wireless network is a laborious task associated with the use of specialized software tools, called network simulators. In this paper, the modern experience of modeling multi-hop wireless networks is considered, and the main problems are formulated. One of the main problems is the impossibility of a comparative analysis of the simulation experiments results conducted by various researchers. We attempted to classify the reasons for the differences in the results of simulation of multi-hop wireless networks using various network simulators. The proposed classification is designed to help researchers improve the quality of multi-hop wireless networks modelling and improve interaction among researchers. In addition, the paper suggests preventive ways to minimize differences in the results of simulation experiments.


Multi-hop wireless networks Simulation Network simulators 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. O. Datyev
    • 1
  • A. A. Pavlov
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. V. Ashkadov
    • 1
  • M. G. Shishaev
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Informatics and Mathematical Modelling of the Kola Science Center RASApatityRussia
  2. 2.Murmansk Arctic State UniversityMurmanskRussia

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