Reachability Analysis of Mobility Models under Idealistic and Realistic Environments

  • Chirag Kumar
  • C. K. Nagpal
  • Bharat Bhushan
  • Shailender Gupta
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (volume 167)


The mobility models are used to represent the unpredictable movement pattern of the nodes in Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) and give us an idea regarding their location, velocity and acceleration change over time. These models are used for simulation purpose in standard software tools such as QualNet, ns-2 etc. This paper evaluates the performance of routing protocols for mobility models such as Random Way Point (RWP), Random Walk (RW) and Random Direction (RD) under idealistic and realistic conditions based on a parameter termed as Probability of Reachability (POR). The POR is defined as the fraction of reachable routes to all possible routes between all pairs of sources and destinations. For this purpose a simulator is designed in MATLAB. We observe a marked difference in value of POR under idealistic and realistic conditions.


Transmission Range Mobility Model Pause Time Reachability Analysis Realistic Environmental Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chirag Kumar
    • 1
  • C. K. Nagpal
    • 2
  • Bharat Bhushan
    • 1
  • Shailender Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.YMCA University of Science and TechnologyFaridabadIndia
  2. 2.Echleon Institute of TechnologyFaridabadIndia

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