On the Necessity of Three-Dimensional Considerations in Vehicular Network Simulation

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Publication Details

Author(s): Brummer A, German R, Djanatliev A
Publisher: IEEE
Publication year: 2018
Conference Proceedings Title: 14th IEEE/IFIP Conference on Wireless On demand Network Systems and Services (WONS 2018)
Pages range: 75-82
ISBN: 978-3-903176-01-0
Language: English


Abstract

Despite significant improvements concerning the level of realism in
Vehicular Ad hoc Network (VANET) simulation, the effects of
three-dimensional aspects are still neglected by the majority of
packet-based simulation tools. In most of the cases, a planar projection
of the road network in question is assumed, leading to a
misrepresentation of scenarios including bridges, hilly terrain or
elevated infrastructure. In this paper we show that the consideration of
three-dimensionality in realistic scenarios can lead to significantly
differing results compared to 2D-only simulations. We discuss the
requirements and extensions which are necessary in order to provide a
three-dimensional simulation environment. This includes the support for
three-dimensional antenna patterns as well as a model covering
environmental diffraction effects. We examine the implications of
three-dimensional aspects on the results of a city-wide simulation
scenario showing that the number of vehicles in reach decreases
noticeably. The outcome of a second, more specific use case even
indicates that proper functioning of this specific application might be
completely compromised, in harsh contrast to the result of the common 2D
simulation approach, emphasizing the importance of 3D VANET simulation.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Brummer, Alexander
Computer Science 7 (Computer Networks and Communication Systems)
Djanatliev, Anatoli Dr.-Ing.
Computer Science 7 (Computer Networks and Communication Systems)
German, Reinhard Prof. Dr.
Computer Science 7 (Computer Networks and Communication Systems)


How to cite

APA:
Brummer, A., German, R., & Djanatliev, A. (2018). On the Necessity of Three-Dimensional Considerations in Vehicular Network Simulation. In 14th IEEE/IFIP Conference on Wireless On demand Network Systems and Services (WONS 2018) (pp. 75-82). Isola 2000, FR: IEEE.

MLA:
Brummer, Alexander, Reinhard German, and Anatoli Djanatliev. "On the Necessity of Three-Dimensional Considerations in Vehicular Network Simulation." Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference on Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services (WONS), Isola 2000 IEEE, 2018. 75-82.

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