Mobile users or stations in an ad-hoc network may see at a certain
point in time several other stations to which they can potentially
communicate. This perceived neighborhood depends, e.g.,
on the communication range of the station's radio transmitter but
also one pattern by which the mobile user moves around.
If a mobile station follows its trajectory, another station might
move in the same direction and thus the perceived neighborhood between
the two is uphold — they can continue communicating with each
other. On the other hand, the perceived neighborhood relation between
two nodes discontinues if they move in different directions and
thus out off their communication vincinity.
This project shall evaluate how different mobility models influence
the perceived neighborhood of a mobile station.
The basis will be an existing 802.11 -based simulation model which
has been enhanced by protocol features currently under development
in the IEEE standardization process.