RESCUE – Realistic Scenarios under Evaluation

Robustness of a communication system can only be guaranteed if all components have been thoroughly scrutinized with respect to performance issues. For scalability reasons and for the sake of reproducibility, this kind of studies often is done by simulations. Obviously, the results obtained strongly depend on the models used. However, for tactical scenarios there only is a very limited number of realistic models. Therefore, the work group addresses this field of realistic modeling for both civil and military scenarios. To ensure real life orientation, there is close co-operation with fire fighters, home land security, and armed forces. Raw data (movement and data traces) obtained from maneuvers provide a solid basis for realistic modeling.

The models custom-tailored to this specific field are used for performance studies with simulation and/or emulation. They allow for the sound design of algorithms, protocols and applications for tactical scenarios.


Key Publications

  • Nils Aschenbruck, Elmar Gerhards-Padilla, Peter Martini
    "Modeling Mobility in Disaster Area Scenarios"
    Special Issue on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor and Ubiquitous Networks
    Elsevier Performance Evaluation, Volume 66, Issue 12, Dec. 2009, pp.773-790.

  • Nils Aschenbruck, Michael Gerharz, Matthias Frank, Peter Martini
    "Modelling Voice Communication in Disaster Area Scenarios"
    Proceedings of the 31st IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks,
    LCN 2006, Tampa, Florida, November 14-16, 2006, pp. 211-220, [pdf].



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