Wireless networking Computer simulation Radio mobile
Information and Communication Technologies Association of Malawi (ICTAM)
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.
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.