Delay tolerant networking (DTN), and more specifically the subset known as intermittently connected networking, is emerging as a solution for supporting asynchronous data transfers in challenging environments where a fully connected end-to-end path between a source and destination may never exist. Message delivery in such networks is enabled via scheduled… (More)
The management of mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) is a challenging task. Previous work on this topic has focused largely on the monitoring and data collection aspects of network management; literature on the provisioning of devices and protocol support for MANET configuration is scarce. We present a solution suite to extend policy-based management, for the… (More)
In this paper, we propose a policy-based framework for the management of wireless ad hoc networks and briefly describe a characteristics-based taxonomy that provides a platform to analyze and compare different architectural choices. We develop a solution suite that helps achieve our goal of a self-organizing, robust and efficient management system. One of… (More)
Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning and management in ad hoc networks remains a challenging task. Existing research focuses either on providing QoS or on network management, in ad hoc networks. However, a comprehensive approach to QoS management in ad hoc networks, i.e. network management in support of service differentiation, QoS robustness, and network… (More)
Today, intermittent connectivity is common in wireless access networks and it seems like mobile users will have to deal with discontinuous network access in the future. But existing network protocol architectures are not resilient to disruption of communication links and often communication fails when faced with sporadic connectivity. We discuss a new… (More)
For successful deployment of robust quality of service (QoS) framework, the need for a QoS policy system looks inevitable. In this report we explore the various elements, which together form a QoS policy framework and also try to gain insight into the implementation issues of such a framework and provide directives for future research.
The ability to dynamically configure mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) devices is critical for supporting complex services such as quality of service (QoS), security and access control in these networks. In our work, we address the problem of policy distribution and provisioning in MANETs. Previously, we have proposed a policy provisioning architecture that… (More)