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Manetkit: A Framework for MANET Routing Protocols

Ramdhany, Rajiv and Coulson, Geoffrey (2008) Manetkit: A Framework for MANET Routing Protocols. In: 28th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, 2008. ICDCS '08. IEEE, pp. 261-266. ISBN 978-0-7695-3173-1

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Abstract

Research in MANETs has resulted in the development of numerous and diverse routing protocols. We argue in this paper that this diversity is inherent to the MANET domain and therefore it will be important in future environments to simultaneously support multiple MANET protocols. On this basis, we propose a highly configurable component framework that facilitates the support of multiple MANET protocols and accommodates pluggable protocol functionality. Importantly, the framework also allows protocols to be composed, decomposed and hybridised in a variety of ways to create value-added functionality. In addition, it has coherent support for dynamic reconfiguration which opens the possibility for protocol hybridisation strategies to be safely executed at run-time. The paper outlines the functionality of the framework, illustrates its configurability, and offers a preliminary performance evaluation that demonstrates acceptable overhead.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ad hoc routing ; MANET ; adaptive routing ; middleware ; protocol frameworks
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 41726
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 13 Aug 2008 11:40
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 02:34
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/41726

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