This paper concerns the impact of various antenna models on the network connectivity of wireless ad hoc networks. Existing antenna models have their pros and cons in the accuracy reflecting realistic antennas and the computational complexity. We therefore propose a new directional antenna model called Approx-real to balance the accuracy against the complexity. We then run extensive simulations to compare the existing models and the Approx-real model in terms of the network connectivity. The study results show that the Approx-real model can better approximate the best accurate existing antenna models than other simplified antenna models, while introducing no high computational overheads.
|Title of host publication||Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies, PDCAT Proceedings|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Society|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Sep 2014|
|Event||14th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies, PDCAT 2013 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China|
Duration: 16 Dec 2013 → 18 Dec 2013
|Name||Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies, PDCAT Proceedings|
|Conference||14th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies, PDCAT 2013|
|Country/Territory||Taiwan, Province of China|
|Period||16/12/13 → 18/12/13|
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- Ad Hoc Networks
- Directional Antennas