Simulation and evaluation of routing protocols for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs)
Kioumourtzis, Georgios A.
Lundy, Gilbert M.
MetadataShow full item record
Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs) are of much interest to both the research community and the military because of the potential to establish a communication network in any situation that involves emergencies. Examples are search-and-rescue operations, military deployment in hostile environment, and several types of police operations. One critical open issue is how to route messages considering the characteristics of these networks. The nodes act as routers in an environment without a fixed infrastructure, the nodes are mobile, the wireless medium has its own limitations compared to wired networks, and existing routing protocols cannot be employed at least without modifications. Over the last few years, a number of routing protocols have been proposed and enhanced to solve routing in MANETs. It is not clear how those different protocols perform under different environments. One protocol may be the best in one network configuration but the worst in another. This thesis describes a study of those protocols that are best from a DoD perspective. These wireless mobile networks were simulated under different mobility and traffic scenarios to evaluate their performance. The results showed which protocols performed better under several relevant scenarios and exposed a number of design flaws.
Approved for public release, distribution unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Getting MANETs to communicate efficiently: an analysis of mobile Ad Hoc network routing schemes in tactical communications Colbert, Garry M. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2013-06);Warfighting based on Commanders Intent and Mission Tactics will remain the foundation of command and control, but the information structure that supports Marine Corps tactical units will continuously undergo changes based ...
Developing a conceptual unmanned aerial vehicle communications mobile AD Hoc network simulation model Blackshear, Henry L. (Monterey, California ; Naval Postgraduate School, 2002-06);A growing demand for increased networking interoperability has spawned a requirement for ad hoc networking. One proposal to satisfy the need is development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) communications Mobile Ad Hoc ...
Establishing resilient mobile ad hoc networks in a command and control denied or degraded environment via an aerial layer network Markray, Richard L.; Waller, Tyrone, II (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2018-03);The U.S. Navy competes for resources in an economically constrained environment. With heavy financial obligations, it must look for alternative approaches to communicate that can continue to enable its forces to carry out ...