Mobile Ad Hoc Network emulation environment

Natalie Ivanic, Brian Rivera, Brian Adamson
2009 MILCOM 2009 - 2009 IEEE Military Communications Conference  
To support research in wireless mobile ad hoc networks the u.s. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and Naval search Laboratory (NRL) have worked jointly to establish an advanced emulation environment. A key component is a Mobile Ad-Hoc Network emulation testbed where algorithms and applications can be subjected to representative wireless network conditions. The testbed is based on a version of the "MANE" (Mobile Ad hoc Network Emulator) software originally developed by the Naval Research Laboratory
more » ... 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. As the need for more diverse and higher fidelity lower layers and additional capabilities grew, NRL developed the Mobile Ad-hoc Network Emulator (MANE) system[5]. Subsequently, NRL, ARL, CENGEN and other developers 10f6 Report Documentation Page Form Approved OMB No. 0704-0188 Public reporting burden for the collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to Washington Headquarters Services, Directorate for Information Operations and Reports, 1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1204, Arlington VA 22202-4302. Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to a penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number.
doi:10.1109/milcom.2009.5379781 fatcat:gjmkywj5jbhapj76swnc3na6je