Accession Number : ADA531508


Title :   Adaptive, Tactical Mesh Networking: Control Base MANET Model


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Cengiz, Orcun


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a531508.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 63


Abstract : Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANET) do not depend on any kind of established infrastructure; therefore, they can be deployed without any need of fixed infrastructure. MANET are expected to play an important role in delivering real-time services to war fighters in tactical military networks by providing infrastructureless communication. The nature of MANET, such as node mobility, unreliable transmission medium and restricted battery power, makes it more challenging for them to deliver the information warfighters need on tactical missions. As the demand for higher bandwidth real-time tactical services increases, more bandwidth efficient tactical network solutions must be developed. The goal of the CBMANET program was to develop an adaptive networking capability that dramatically improved performance and reduced communication failures in complex communication networks. However, field experiments showed that the proposed network coding for CBMANET was not adequate to leverage the limited network resources to transport time-critical messages and interactive video in varying network conditions. Therefore, CBMANET was evaluated as not usable in supporting the tactical network operations in future IT mobile services with its current coding, but it still can be useful in mobile networks that are not transferring time critical information. CBMANET remains a promising technology in the area of MANET improvements.


Descriptors :   *MOBILE , *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , MOBILITY , NETWORKS , REAL TIME , INTERACTIONS , FIELD TESTS , MESH , NODES , REDUCTION , TIME , TRANSMITTANCE , CODING , RELIABILITY , LIMITATIONS , MISSIONS , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , JET FIGHTERS , RESOURCES , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , VIDEO SIGNALS , TACTICAL WARFARE , FAILURE(ELECTRONICS) , ELECTRIC BATTERIES , INFRASTRUCTURE , MILITARY OPERATIONS , CONTROL


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE