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TraJECT-3D : Track and Junction Based Exploit over Complex Terrain

Author:
Pakbaz, Ryan Michael
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Electrical & Computer Engineering
Degree Supervisor:
Volkan Rodoplu
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2013
Issued Date:
2013
Topics:
Engineering, Computer
Keywords:
Tactical
MANET
Wireless
Ad-Hoc
Military
Networking
Genres:
Dissertations, Academic and Online resources
Dissertation:
M.S.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013
Description:

This thesis presents TraJECT-3D (Track and Junction based Exploit over Complex Terrain), a realistic generator of node movement trajectories for simulating tactical Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANETs). TraJECT-3D models the macro- and micromobility of different types of tactical nodes (e.g., soldiers, scouts, unmanned aerial vehicles) with a bidirectional track and junction strategy. The novel aspects and distinguishing features of our mobility model are: (1) supporting a three-dimensional topology which is essential for realistic modeling of tactical scenarios in difficult terrains, and (2) considering variable-size group mobility, multiple mission-based formations, and the inclusion of aerial traffic at the macro-mobility level and correlated movements at the micro-mobility level. TraJECT-3D is validated by illustrating how the interactions between terrain characteristics, macro-mobility and micro-mobility models reproduce typical phenomena of tactical networks. Evaluation results show that the choice of mobility model heavily impacts node movement and density over terrain which in turn has a large impact on the performance of networking protocols.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (49 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f3gf0rms
ISBN:
9781303873065
Catalog System Number:
990044635780203776
Rights:
Inc.icon only.dark In Copyright
Copyright Holder:
Ryan Pakbaz
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