Hybrid fuzzy social mobility model

Abstract

Wireless ad hoc network is one of the best types of networks because of the flexibility where there is no need of additionalinfrastructure to be installed. For the development of such type of networks, the simulation process is one of the low-cost reliabletools. Network protocols validation is the most important factors that can be tested and developed through a simulation process. Thesimulation process and environment must be close to the reality as more as possible. In addition, the network's node is considered asmoving objects, so it is necessary to introduce dedicated models reflect the movement of these nodes which emulates the movementin the real world. In literature, there are many models to simulate the random movement, others tried to emulate the node'smovement in the real world, but most of them are incomplete. The realistic model must takes the considerations of human and socialaspects from one hand and on the other hand, the geographical constraints of locations. It is very important to know that theseconsiderations cannot be considered perfect because the mobility model represents general aspects and not a private movementcase. Therefore, this information must be represented as inaccurate. The work presented in this research aims to provide a realisticmobility model for Manet networks. This model takes into account the human and social relationship on one hand, and geographicalrestrictions of location on other hand. It also addresses the problem of imprecision in social relationships and the location where weapply Fuzzy logic concept.