Mobile Ad Hoc Network Emulation Environment
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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To support research in wireless mobile ad hoc networks the U.S. Army Research Laboratory ARL and Naval Research Laboratory NRL have worked jointly to establish an advanced emulation environment. A key component is a Mobile Ad-Hoc Network emulation test bed where algorithms and applications can be subjected to representative wireless network conditions. The test bed is based on a version of the MANE Mobile Ad hoc Network Emulator software originally developed by the Naval Research Laboratory NRL. Consulting Engineering Next Generation Networks CENGEN has enhanced MANE by implementing a modular, extensible architecture which allows advanced modeling methods and computing technologies to be incorporated into the environment. This paper discuses the current capabilities of Mobile Network Emulation for conducting empirical evaluation and demonstration of MANET technologies and is organized into 5 sections 1 introduction to the role of emulation in network modeling, 2 mobile network emulators background 3 emulation system components 4 future plans and 5 conclusions.
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