This chapter introduces an integrated network and traffic simulation platform, called NCTUns. This platform provides the capabilities of road network simulation, communication and network protocol simulation, vehicular traffic simulation, and a feedback loop among them. As such, it is very suitable for advanced wireless vehicular ad hoc network research where a vehicle needs to change its moving behavior after receiving a message from a neighboring vehicle or from an infrastructure network. In this chapter, we present the platform architecture of NCTUns and illustrate its operations for conducting advanced wireless vehicular ad hoc network research. More information about this open source tool is available at http://NSL.csie.nctu.edu.tw/nctuns.html.
|Title of host publication||Ad Hoc Networks|
|Subtitle of host publication||New Research|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||27|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2009|