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Design of outdoor wireless networks using computer simulation

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posted on 17.10.2017, 14:55 by Harry S.H. Gombachika, Timothy Chadza
In this paper, we design a pilot outdoor wireless network based on IEEE 802.11b standard for HealthCare Applications through computer simulation. The purpose is to demonstrate the use of computer simulation in designing outdoor wireless networks. We use a free software tool called Radio Mobile and freely available geographical elevation data downloaded from NASA to determine the radio frequency (RF) coverage of a wireless networking base-station and radio link performance. Furthermore, we demonstrate the flexibility of computer simulation in assessing design alternatives.



  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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6th International Open Access Conference


GOMBACHIKA, H. and CHADZA, T., 2008. Design of outdoor wireless networks using computer simulation. IN: Proceedings of 2008 6th International Open Access Conference, Lilongwe, Malawi, 12-14 November 2008.


Information and Communication Technologies Association of Malawi (ICTAM)


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