Development and performance evaluation of a flexible, low cost MANET

M. Abolhasan, B. Hagelstein, J. C.P. Wang, D. R. Franklin, F. Safaei, T. Wysocki

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Abstract

Performance evaluations of multi-hop ad hoc network routing protocols have been primarily conducted through analytic and simulation-based studies, which frequently fail to accurately predict real-world performance and behaviour. One reason for this is the challenge in developing low cost, representative test beds with the degree of flexibility and mobility required. We have developed a Portable Wireless Ad hoc Node (PWAN) device which establishes multi-hop routes using the OLSR routing protocol. The PWAN's performance has been investigated using two test bed configurations to evaluate its capacity under conditions of high node density in a short-range, multi-hop environment. Our results illustrate that such networks are capable of providing high quality connections when traffic density is low. However, the network link quality deteriorates dramatically as the traffic level increases, and the network topology becomes unstable until the traffic level is reduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2nd International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, ICSPCS 2008 - Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event2nd International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, ICSPCS 2008 - Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Duration: Dec 15 2008Dec 17 2008

Publication series

Name2nd International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, ICSPCS 2008 - Proceedings

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, ICSPCS 2008
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast, QLD
Period12/15/0812/17/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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