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MANETKit: Supporting the Dynamic Deployment and Reconfiguration of Ad-Hoc Routing Protocols

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Published

Publication date2009
Host publicationProceedings of the 10th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference (Middleware 2009)
EditorsJM Bacon, BF Cooper
Place of publicationBerlin
PublisherSPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Pages1-20
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-10444-2
Original languageEnglish

Conference

Conference10th International Middleware Conference
CityUrbana
Period30/11/094/12/09

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume5896
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference10th International Middleware Conference
CityUrbana
Period30/11/094/12/09

Abstract

The innate dynamicity and complexity of mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) has resulted in numerous ad-hoc routing protocols being proposed. Furthermore, numerous variants and hybrids continue to be reported in the literature. This diversity appears to be inherent to the field it seems unlikely that there will ever be a 'one-size-fits-all' solution to the ad-hoc routing problem. However, typical deployment environments for ad-hoc routing protocols still force the choice of a single fixed protocol; and the resultant compromise can easily lead to sub-optimal performance, depending on current operating conditions. In this paper we address this problem by exploring a framework approach to the construction and deployment of ad-hoc routing protocols. Our framework supports the simultaneous deployment of multiple protocols so that MANET nodes can switch protocols to optimise to current operating conditions. The framework also supports finer-grained dynamic reconfiguration in terms of protocol variation and hybridisation. We evaluate our framework by using it to construct and (simultaneously) deploy two popular ad-hoc routing protocols (DYMO and OLSR), and also to derive fine-grained variants of these. We measure the performance and resource overhead of these implementations compared to monolithic ones, and find the comparison to be favourable to our approach.