NS2 Wireless Communication came into limelight in the recent years due to its increasing research scope and applicability. There are mainly two types of communication i.e. wired and wireless. We have focused on Wireless communication in this article. Wireless communication uses air as its communication medium which has given rise to many communication networks like Infrared communication network, Radio networks, Microwave communication network, satellite networks etc. NS2 is the best simulation tool to implement wireless communication based concepts due to its wide support for wireless simulation. We have provided detailed wireless simulation procedure in our other articles. In this article, we have focused on the major research areas and topics of wireless communication for scholars to get an idea for their research/project in NS2 wireless communication. Let’s have a glance over it.

Major Research areas in NS2 Wireless Communication:

  • Satellite Communication Network
  • 4G and 5G Networks
  • Technologies like blue tooth and Zigbee
  • IR Wireless Communication
  • Device to Device Communication
  • Mobile communication
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Max

Hope you would have got an idea about the major research areas of wireless communication. For giving you a better insight about how to implement the above mentioned networks in NS2, we have taken a sample network i.e. satellite communication. We have provided an overall command used in NS2 for implementing satellite networks. Similarly, you can work upon the other above mentioned networks in NS2. To get our guidance, approach our experts’ service through our online support. We will give you complete guidance and implementation support in NS2.

Satellite Communication Network in NS2:

   Let’s have a glance over the commands used in NS2 for implementing satellite communication based applications. This will give you an overview about how to implement satellite networks in NS2.

Creation of new satellite node:

  $ ns node – config  –  satNodeType  type

 Here type can be taken one among the following i.e. geo, polar, geo repeater, terminal etc.

For setting initial links and channels for Satellite nodes:


$ ns node – config – llType type
$ ns node – config  – ifqType type
$ ns  node – config  – ifqLen length
$ ns node – config  – macType type
$ ns node – config  – channelType type
$ ns  node – config  – downlinkBW value

Creating Polar satellite using wrapper method:

$ ns satnode –  polar  alt  inc  lon alpha plane linkargs  chan


  • Alt- polar satellite altitude
  • Inc- orbit inclination
  • Ion- longitude of ascending node
  • Alpha- initial position of the satellite along the orbit
  • Plane- plane of the polar satellite
  • Linkargs- list of link argument

Wrapper Method for creating Geo satellite node:

                       $ ns satnode – geo  lon  linkargs  chan

It creates satnode plus two link interface i.e. uplink and downlink plus two satellite channels. Here “chan” is used to define the type of channel

Wrapper method to create geo satellite repeater node:


$ ns  satnode – geo – repeater  lon  chan

Wrapper method to create a terminal node:

$ ns  satnode – terminal  lat  lon

Command to create satellite nodes of type[polar, geo and terminal]:

$ ns  satnode   type   args

Command for internal methods of Node:

$ satnode add – interface  type ll  qtype q lim  macbw  phy

It sets up Mac layer, link layer, interface queue and physical layer structure

To create Inter satellite link between node:

$ satnode  add – isl l type  node 1  node 2  bw  q type  q lim

To create ground to satellite link:

$ satnode  add – gsl  ltype  optll  optifq  optqlim  optmac  optbw optphy optinlink optoutlink


Latest Research topics in NS2 Wireless Communication:

  • QOS enhancement and security in Voice over IP networks using Admission control mechanism
  • Handling partition and Network merging in Mobile Ad hoc Networks[MANET]
  • Effects of Mobility on latency in wireless sensor Networks
  • End to End service assurance in IOT using MQTT-SN
  • Employing decision tree based classification technique in Marine wireless communication
  • Yet another LEACH protocol in WSN[Wireless sensor Networks]
  • Energy efficient routing protocol using fuzzy logic in WANET
  • Cooperative multipath Routing in MANET using Network coding based energy balancing
  • Multi Service token bucket shaping technique based on IEEE 802.11 e
  • Handing critical data in Wireless body area network using priority based AODV Routing protocol


      Up to now, you would be familiar with all the research areas and topics in NS2 Wireless communication. For further guidance and tutoring service on NS2, approach our online tutoring service. We offer complete support for NS2 wireless communication based projects, assignments and lab cycles. In short, we are one step solution for all your needs. Approach us anytime, as now we are available for you at 24/7.