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SMMT - Scalable Mobility Modeling Tool

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  • DR Basgeet
  • J Irvine
  • ATD Munro
  • P Dugenie
  • D Kaleshi
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 56th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2002 (VTC 2002-Fall), Vancouver
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages102 - 106
ISBN (Print)0780374673
StatePublished - Sep 2002

Publication series

ISSN (Print)10903038


ConferenceVehicular Technology Conference 2002 (VTC 2002-Fall)
Period1/09/02 → …


In this paper, we present a novel mobility model, called the Scalable Mobility Modeling Tool (SMMT), which is based around a scaleable algorithmic mobility model that can be applied to a large number of possible horizontal environments, from wide area networks (WAN) to local area networks (LAN), to analyze the issues related to mobility management and radio resource management. The SMMT introduces the new concept of poles of gravity (PG) to characterize the spatial and temporal behavior of mobile users in a scaleable way. This technique has been applied to a cellular communications system superimposed on different geographical frameworks consisting of the City Area Model and City Center of Bristol, UK, to investigate the performance issues related to location and paging area and teletraffic issues respectively.

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: This work is part of the Core 2 Research Programme of the Virtual Centre of Excellence in Mobile & Personal Communications, Mobile VCE Terms of use: Copyright © 2002 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE 56th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2002 (VTC 2002-Fall). This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

Research areas

  • mobility model, location and paging areas, teletraffic models


Vehicular Technology Conference 2002 (VTC 2002-Fall)

Duration1 Sep 2002 → …

Event: Conference




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