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International Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Volume 2015, Article ID 380714, 7 pages
Research Article

Degree Distribution of Arbitrary AANET

1College of Communication Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
2Chongqing Communication Institute, Chongqing 400035, China

Received 26 October 2014; Revised 15 February 2015; Accepted 16 February 2015

Academic Editor: Ronald M. Barrett

Copyright © 2015 Xue Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Taking the safe distance between two adjacent planes in the same airline into account, we give a model for the multiairline aeronautical ad hoc network (AANET). Based on our model, we analyze the plane’s degree distribution of any arbitrary AANET. Then, the expressions of the degree distributions of one single plane and the whole networks are both worked out and verified by the simulations, in which we generate several random AANETs. Since our model is a reasonable abstraction of the real situation, the theoretical result we get is very close to the result of the real networks, which is also shown in the simulations.