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Multi-transceiver simulation modules for free-space optical mobile ad hoc networks
Author(s): Mehmet Bilgi; Murat Yuksel
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents realistic simulation modules to assess characteristics of multi-transceiver free-space-optical (FSO) mobile ad-hoc networks. We start with a physical propagation model for FSO communications in the context of mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs). We specifically focus on the drop in power of the light beam and probability of error in the decoded signal due to a number of parameters (such as separation between transmitter and receiver and visibility in the propagation medium), comparing our results with well-known theoretical models. Then, we provide details on simulating multi-transceiver mobile wireless nodes in Network Simulator 2 (NS-2), realistic obstacles in the medium and communication between directional optical transceivers. We introduce new structures in the networking protocol stack at lower layers to deliver such functionality. At the end, we provide our findings resulted from detailed modeling and simulation of FSO-MANETs regarding effects of such directionality on higher layers in the networking stack.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7705, Modeling and Simulation for Defense Systems and Applications V, 77050B (30 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.851756
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Mehmet Bilgi, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States)
Murat Yuksel, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7705:
Modeling and Simulation for Defense Systems and Applications V
Eric J. Kelmelis, Editor(s)

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