An experimental study of small world network model for wireless networks

Ziqian Dong, Zheng Wang, Wen Xie, Obinna Emelumadu, Chuanbi Lin, Roberto Rojas-Cessa

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The concept of small world phenomenon has been observed and applied in many types of networks. This paper evaluates two small-world network models in clustering formation and routing in wireless network. We present simulation of two small world network models, Watts and Stragtz's (WS) and the Newman and Watts (NW) models and evaluate average node degree and path length. We create a test wireless network using standard routing protocols in OPNET to validate the small world phenomenon, evaluate its performance and present research challenges of applying these models for wireless networks. This study provides insights on how wireless networks behave under small world network models with distributed routing protocols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 36th IEEE Sarnoff Symposium
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467380423
StatePublished - Nov 10 2015
Event36th IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, Sarnoff 2015 - Newark, United States
Duration: Sep 20 2015Sep 22 2015

Publication series

Name2015 36th IEEE Sarnoff Symposium


Other36th IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, Sarnoff 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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