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Tipmongkonsilp, Siriluck (2009) HYBRID MODELING OF THE DYNAMIC BEHAVIOR OF MOBILE AD-HOC NETWORKS. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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The performance of mobile ad-hoc networks is normally studied via simulation over a fixed time horizon using a steady-state type of statistical analysis procedure. However, due to the dynamic nature of the network topology such an approach may be inappropriate in many cases as the network may spend most of the time in a transient or nonstationary state. The objective of this dissertation is to develop a performance modeling framework and detailed techniques for analyzing the time varying performance of mobile ad-hoc networks.Our approach is a performance modeling tool for queueing analysis using a hybrid of discrete event simulation and numerical method techniques. Network queues are modeled using fluid-flow based differential equations which can be solved with any standard numerical integration methods, while node connectivity that represents topology changes is incorporated into the model usingeither discrete event simulation techniques or stochastic modeling of adjacency matrix elements. The hybrid fluid-based approach is believed to be an alternative that can resolve certain issues incurrent simulators and provide flexibility in modeling a more complex network by integrating additional features of nonstationary effect to add higher level of fidelity into the proposed model. Numerical and simulation experiments show that the new approach can provide reasonably accurate results without sacrificing a largeamount of computational resources.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairTipper,
Committee MemberKabara,
Committee MemberKrishnamurthy, Prashantprashant@sis.pitt.eduPRASHK
Committee MemberThompson, Richardthompson@sis.pitt.eduRTHOMPSO
Committee CoChairQian,
Date: 2 September 2009
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 14 August 2009
Approval Date: 2 September 2009
Submission Date: 2 September 2009
Access Restriction: 5 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 5 years.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: ad-hoc networks; Hybrid performance modeling; nonstationary; time-varying behavior
Other ID:, etd-09022009-115420
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:01
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:50


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