Vehicular network simulation propagation loss model parameter standardization in ns-3 and beyond

Joseph Benin, Michael Nowatkowski, Henry Owen

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25 Scopus citations


Vehicular Networks (VANETs) continue to mature and their installation is becoming a reality. Meanwhile, simulation has become an indispensable tool for validating design and providing insight into how complex systems work. Yet the results of a simulation are only as good as the simulator's configuration. The network simulator 3 (ns-3) provides a host of propagation loss models, some of which are applicable to VANETs. In this work, we evaluate these models and then offer standard values for the propagation loss model parameters in an effort to normalize VANET simulation and provide researchers the ability to compare their work. The proposed values are then demonstrated to achieve the desired effective range as empirically determined in other work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 Proceedings of IEEE SoutheastCon, SOUTHEASTCON 2012
StatePublished - May 31 2012
Event2012 IEEE SoutheastCon, SOUTHEASTCON 2012 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Mar 15 2012Mar 18 2012

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE SOUTHEASTCON
ISSN (Print)0734-7502


Conference2012 IEEE SoutheastCon, SOUTHEASTCON 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


  • ns3
  • propagation loss model
  • simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing


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