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MANETkit: A Framework for MANET Routing Protocols

Ramdhany, Rajiv and Coulson, Geoffrey (2010) MANETkit: A Framework for MANET Routing Protocols. Adhoc and Sensor Wireless Networks, 10 (4). pp. 301-316. ISSN 1551-9899

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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: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Adhoc and Sensor Wireless Networks
Uncontrolled Keywords: MANET ; Ad hoc routing protocols ; protocol framework ; middleware ; protocol configuration and hybridisation
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 52530
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 07 Mar 2012 10:00
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:05
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52530

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