ISBN: 978-981-11-0008-6 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2016.06.021
A Realistic and Unified 3-Dimensional Aircraft Random Smooth Mobility Model for Airborne Networks
Abstract— Mobility modeling for aircrafts is the basis of the network protocol design and simulation in
Airborne Network (AN). In this paper, we propose a novel 3-dimensional mobility model for AN, named
Aircraft Random Smooth Mobility (ARSM) model, to characterize the smooth movement of aircrafts
accordance with the physical law of motion of aircrafts in order to eliminate sharp turns, abrupt speed change
and sudden stops exhibited by existing mobility models. Introducing the group control algorithm, Gauss and
Markov processes, the model can simulate not only every motion phase of the military aircraft formations,
but also the motions of the civil airplanes by adjusting parameters in the model. It can be used as an entity or
a group mobility model. We further investigate the stochastic properties of the entity ARSM model, prove the
time stationary average speed, and verify it by simulations. The model can be used for simulating node
mobility under various scenarios in AN.
Index Terms— mobility model, airborne network, aircraft, group, entity.
Dinghai Xu, Kun Zhuo
China National Aeronautical Radio Electronics Research Institute, CHINA
Bo Zheng, Hengyang Zhang
Information and Navigation Institute, Air Force Engineering University, CHINA
Cite: Dinghai Xu, Bo Zheng, Hengyang Zhang, Kun Zhuo, "A Realistic and Unified 3-Dimensional Aircraft Random Smooth Mobility Model for Airborne Networks," Proceedings of 2016 6th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 123-131, Tokyo, 17-19 June, 2016.