NATO IST 124 Experimentation Instructions
Technical Report,01 Oct 2015,16 Sep 2016
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD ADELPHI United States
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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO Science and Technology Organization IST-124 task group, Heterogeneous Tactical Networks Improving Connectivity and Network Efficiency, is currently undertaking an effort to develop and distribute an emulation environment and vetted, militarily realistic Extendable Mobile Ad-Hoc Network Emulator EMANE scenario that provides a rich combination of elements for experimentation in heterogeneous networks. The EMANE scenario includes detailed mobility and radio models for a battalion-sized operation over the course of 2 h, which has been developed by military experts in planning and performing real exercises. The experimentation environment being developed provides the NATO-IST-124 panel with capabilities to meet their objectives, which is to provide architecture and design guidance for tactical heterogeneous networks for more reliable and predictable network performance through adaptive and efficient control schemes. This report provides guidance and instructions for executing the NATO-IST-124 panels emulation environment. Specifically, it contains the instructions for executing the EMANE emulation of a single company 24 nodes from the NATO-IST-124 experimentation scenario in the Dynamically Allocated Virtual Clustering management system hosted in the US Army Research Laboratorys Network Science Research Laboratory.