Evaluation of MANET Routing Protocols in a Realistic Emergency Response Scenario

Christian Raffelsberger and Hermann Hellwagner, Klagenfurt University



We evaluate the performance of several routing protocols for mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) in an emergency response scenario. The simulated scenario uses a disaster area mobility model and a wireless shadowing model to represent realistic first responder movements in a hybrid indoor/outdoor environment. The resulting scenario imposes some challenges on the MANET routing protocols such as intermittent connectivity and network partitions. The simulation results show that nodes have diverse connectivity characteristics which are challenging for state-of-the-art MANET routing protocols.


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Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Intelligent Solutions in Embedded Systems (WISES 2012),

Lakeside Labs, Klagenfurt, Austria, 5-6 July 2012, pp. 88-92.



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