Accession Number:

ADA532321

Title:

Mobile Ad Hoc Network Emulation Environment

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2009-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE