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Vincenzo Inzillo, Floriano De Rango, Alfonso Ariza Quintana


Smart Antenna Systems (SAS) are largely employed in wireless networks for their capabilities to provide very high performances with respect to omnidirectional antennas. The use of adaptive array Smart Antenna could bring to enhance aspects such as energy management, especially in Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET), when the network performance closely depends on the battery life of the mobile nodes as well as on the routing protocol features. In this paper, we propose a new adaptive array Smart Antenna System that improves some Ad Hoc Distance Vector (AODV) network protocol features through a mechanism of energy consumption optimization. The system implements the Least Mean Square (LMS) as adaptive algorithm; for this purpose, we perform a co-simulation between Matlab, that implements the LMS algorithm and Omnet++, that provides a complete simulation environment for MANET.


Beamforming; Adaptive Array; Energy Consumption; MANET; LMS; Co-Simulation; Omnet++; Matlab.

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