ISSN : 1796-2056
Volume : 1    Issue : 2    Date : June 2006

An Obstacle Based Realistic Ad-Hoc Mobility Model for Social Networks
P. Venkateswaran, Rahul Ghosh, Aritra Das, S.K. Sanyal, and R. Nandi
Page(s): 37-44
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An efficient deployment of a mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) requires a realistic approach towards
the mobility of the hosts who want to communicate with each other over a wireless channel. Since
ad-hoc networks are driven by human requirements, instead of considering the random movement
of mobile nodes, we concentrate on the social desire of the nodes for getting connected with one
another and provide here a framework for the mobility model of the nodes based on Social Network
Theory. In this paper, we capture the preferences in choosing destinations of pedestrian mobility
pattern on the basis of Social Factor (Y
F) and try to find out the essential impact of YF on the Pause
Time of the nodes. Also, instead of considering an unobstructed terrain, we carry out our
simulations in presence of obstacles which block the node movement. Thus, we present here a
more realistic mobility distribution pattern. Further, a relative comparison of the proposed model
with the popular Random Way-Point (RWP) Model is also done.

Index Terms
MANET, mobility, Social Network Theory