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Impact of Channel Models on Simulation of Large Scale Wireless Networks


Accurate simulation of wireless networks requires realistic models of the channel propagation medium. The commonly used free space model is computationally efficient but ignores many losses that are common in wireless signal propagation. This paper describes the impact of the wireless channel models on the accuracy and execution time of large-scale simulation models. The paper also demonstrates the impact of using parallel execution in reducing the execution time of the model sufficiently such that a model with 10,000 wireless nodes can be simulated with 6 processors in less time than a network with half as many nodes using sequential execution

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Proceedings of ACM/IEEE MSWiM'99, , August. 1999


M. Takai
R. Bagrodia
A. Lee
M. Gerla