Kevin A. McArtney

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Wireless networks and the usage of mobile devices are becoming popular in recent days, especially in creating ad-hoc networks. There is thus scope for developing mobile systems, where devices take an active part of creating a network infrastructure, and can actually be used to route data between networks. This research proposes to assess different models of(More)
This paper focuses on the design and development of a novel architecture called MARIAN, which utilises static agents, mobile agents, and also a hybrid approach, in order to perform routing, network discovery, and automatic network reconfiguration, in wireless ad-hoc networks. The paper shows that, in most cases, the static agent approach is faster than the(More)
The purpose of MARIAN is to investigate the degree of suitability for mobile agent technology in routing, topology discovery, and automatic network reconfiguration in ad-hoc wireless networks. This research work has a technical focus and proposes to assess different models of the usage of static and mobile agents to determine the best route through ad-hoc(More)
Ad-hoc networks could bring many benefits over traditional, fixed networks. Unfortunately, they have many difficulties , including the selection of the optimal route, the availability of routes as mobile nodes move around the physical space, and problems related to the routing capabilities of mobile devices. This paper outlines an agent-based method which(More)
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