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Handbook of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks for Mobility Models

  • Describes 40 different major mobility models along with numerous associate mobility models and their impact on MANET performances comprehensively

  • Fills a void in commercial, military, and the research arena for multihop mobile ad hoc networking

  • Provides case studies, examples, and exercises throughout the book


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Radhika Ranjan Roy
      Pages 3-22
    3. Radhika Ranjan Roy
      Pages 23-32
  3. Individual Mobility Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Radhika Ranjan Roy
      Pages 35-63
    3. Radhika Ranjan Roy
      Pages 65-124
    4. Radhika Ranjan Roy
      Pages 125-165
    5. Radhika Ranjan Roy
      Pages 167-221
    6. Radhika Ranjan Roy
      Pages 223-244
    7. Radhika Ranjan Roy
      Pages 245-263
    8. Radhika Ranjan Roy
      Pages 265-309
    9. Radhika Ranjan Roy
      Pages 311-344
    10. Radhika Ranjan Roy
      Pages 345-377
    11. Radhika Ranjan Roy
      Pages 379-403
    12. Radhika Ranjan Roy
      Pages 405-441
    13. Radhika Ranjan Roy
      Pages 443-482
    14. Radhika Ranjan Roy
      Pages 483-493
    15. Radhika Ranjan Roy
      Pages 495-525
    16. Radhika Ranjan Roy
      Pages 527-556

About this book


The Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) has emerged as the next frontier for wireless communications networking in both the military and commercial arena. Handbook of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks for Mobility Models introduces 40 different major mobility models along with numerous associate mobility models to be used in a variety of MANET networking environments in the ground, air, space, and/or under water mobile vehicles and/or handheld devices. These vehicles include cars, armors, ships, under-sea vehicles, manned and unmanned airborne vehicles, spacecrafts and more. This handbook also describes how each mobility pattern affects the MANET performance from physical to application layer; such as throughput capacity, delay, jitter, packet loss and packet delivery ratio, longevity of route, route overhead, reliability, and survivability. Case studies, examples, and exercises are provided throughout the book.

About this handbook:

  • Presents a cutting-edge treatment of the fundamental role mobility models play in analyzing and designing MANET
  • Describes 40 different major mobility models along with numerous associate mobility models and their impact on MANET performances comprehensively
  • Fills a void in commercial, military, and the research arena for multihop mobile ad hoc networking
  • Provides case studies, examples, and exercises throughout the book

 “There has been a wide variety of research in Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) over past many years and there are many models. As the application of wireless technology has grown in recent years in the commercial and military applications, the practitioners and engineers are finding it difficult to make informed choices on how best to apply MANET. This book will provide focus and foundation for these decision makers,” comments Dr. Anupam Shah, Chief Engineer of Enterprise & Mission Solutions Business Unit, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

Handbook of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks for Mobility Models is for advanced-level students and researchers concentrating on electrical engineering and computer science within wireless technology. Industry professionals working in the areas of mobile ad hoc networks, communications engineering, military establishments engaged in communications engineering, equipment manufacturers who are designing radios, mobile wireless routers, wireless local area networks, and mobile ad hoc network equipment will find this book useful as well.


Behavioral Group Mobility Brownian Motion (BM) Convex Hull-Tree (CHT) Discretely Oriented Polytope (DOP) Flocking with Obstacle Avoidance Mobility Fluid-Flow (FF) Mobility Group Mobility (GM) Hierarchical Influential Mobility (HIM) Model Kalman Filter Kinetic Data Structure (KDS) MANET Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) Non-Recurrent Mobility Random Gauss-Markov (RGM) Mobility Random Walk (RW) Mobility Random Waypoint (RWP) Mobility Reference Point Group Mobility (RPGM) Reference Velocity Group Mobility (RVGM) Voronoi Mobility currentjm

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Development and Engineering Command (RDEUnited States Army ResearchFort MonmouthUSA

About the authors

Radhika Ranjan Roy is an Electronics Engineer, Communications and Electronics Research and Development Center (CERDEC), Fort Monmouth, NJ, USA since 2009. He is leading his research and development efforts in the mobile ad hoc networks and supporting array of Army’s Nationwide and Worldwide Warfighter Networking Architectures and participating in technical standards development in Multimedia/Real-Time Services Collaboration, IPv6, Radio Communications, Enterprise Services Management, and Information Transfer of Department of Defense (DoD) Technical Working Groups (TWGs). He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering with Major in Computer Communications from the City University of New York, NY, USA in 1984 and M.S. in Electrical Engineering for the Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA in 1978. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1967. Prior to joining CERDEC, Dr. Roy worked as the Lead System Engineer at CACI, Eatontown, NJ from 2007 to 2009 and developed Army Technical Resource Model (TRM), Army Enterprise Architecture (AEA), DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF), and Army LandWarNet (LWN) Capability Sets, and technical standards for Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS), Mobile IPv6, MANET, and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) supporting Army Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6. Dr. Roy worked as Senior System Engineer, SAIC, Abingdon, MD from 2004 to 2007 supporting Modeling, Simulations, Architectures, and System Engineering of many Army projects: WIN-T, FCS, and JNN. During his career, Dr. Roy worked in AT&T/Bell Laboratories, Middletown, NJ as Senior Consultant from 1990 to 2004 and led a team of engineers in designing AT&T’s Worldwide VoIP/Multimedia Communications Network Architecture consisting of wired and wireless from preparation of Request for Information (RFI), evaluation of vendor RFI responses and interactions with all selected major vendors related to their products. He participated and contributed in development of VoIP/H.323/SIP multimedia standards in ITU-T, IETF, ATM, and Frame Relay standard organizations. Dr. Roy worked as Senior Principal Engineer in CSC, Falls Church, VA from 1984 to 1990 and worked in design and performance analysis of the US Treasury nationwide X.25 packet switching network. In addition, he designed many network architectures of many proposed US Government and Commercial Worldwide and Nationwide Networks: Department of State Telecommunications Network (DOSTN), US Secret Service Satellite Network, Veteran Communications Network, and Ford Company’s Dealership Network. Prior to CSC, he worked from 1967 to 1977 as Deputy Director, Design, in PDP, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr. Roy’s research interests include mobile ad hoc networks, multimedia communications, peer-to-peer networking, and quality-of-service. He has published over 50 technical papers and are holding or pending over 30 patents. He also participates in many IETF working groups. He lives in historical district of Howell Township, NJ with his wife Jharna.

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From the reviews:

“The author delivers a comprehensive handbook, starting with a short description of basic elements of mobile ad-hoc systems … . The text is written in a clear and well organized fashion and is easy to understand due to good background information. … the book is intended for network professionals or advanced students. … It can be an enormous help as both encyclopedic reference to be used by ad-hoc network specialists and entry level literature for professionals wishing to explore mobility aspects of ad-hoc networks.” (Jozef Woźniak, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1221, 2011)