• Mixed Network Clustering with Multiple Ground Stations and Nodes Preferences

      Dean, Richard; Traore, Oumar; Gwanvoma, Stephen; Morgan State University (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2010-10)
      This paper presents a method for managing a Mixed Network with multiple ground stations and Test Articles (TA) preferences. The main difference between a Ground Station (cellular) network and the over the horizon (ad-hoc) network is that the ad-hoc method has no fixed infrastructure. This paper presents the computation and performance of a clustering technique for mobile nodes within the simulated mixed network environment with multiple ground stations and users preferences for those ground stations. This includes organization for multiple ground stations and for TA's gravitating toward a ground station of their choice on the basis of service and performance.