|title:||A communication layer for distributed decision making|
|author:||Joost L. Boehlé|
|published in:||Juni 2004|
Bachelor of Science thesis
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A driver travelling from point A to B in a city constantly gathers valuable
information about the environment and traffic conditions. This information
remains with the driver and therefore precious information that in theory could
be useful to other drivers is lost. By equipping automobiles with a PDA drivers
are able, with the use of those PDA’s, to form mobile ad-hoc communication
networks, which enables them to exchange information.
This thesis addresses the problems related to creating and maintaining a dynamic wireless ad hoc network in a city street network. It discusses a simulation environment that simulates the creation, operation and maintenance of a dynamic wireless ad hoc network. The simulation should allow the users to exchange messages and files between one or multiple nodes present in the city street network in order to evade traffic jams and hazardous situations or to warn emergency services.
The conclusions drawn from this report indicate the simulation environment is able simulate the workings of a wireless mobile ad hoc network in a realistic way although some hardware limitations prevent the simulation form simulating more than thirty concurrently active nodes.