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All analytical and simulation research on ad~hoc wireless networks must necessarily model radio propagation using simplifying assumptions. We provide a comprehensive review of six assumptions that are still part of many ad hoc network simulation studies, despite increasing awareness of the need to represent more realistic features, including hills,(More)
Mobile-agent systems must address three security issues: protecting an individual machine, protecting a group of machines, and protecting an agent. In this chapter, we discuss these three issues in the context of D'Agents, a mobile-agent system whose agents can be written in Tcl, Java and Scheme. (D'Agents was formerly known as Agent Tcl.) First we discuss(More)
Most comparisons of wireless ad hoc routing algorithms involve simulated or <i>indoor</i> trial runs, or outdoor runs with only a small number of nodes, potentially leading to an incorrect picture of algorithm performance. In this paper, we report on an outdoor comparison of four different routing algorithms, APRL, AODV, ODMRP, and STARA, running on top of(More)
D'Agents is a general-purpose mobile-agent system that has been used in several information-retrieval applications. In this paper, we first examine one such application, operational support for military field personnel, where D'Agents greatly simplifies the task of providing efficient, application-specific access to remote information resources. After(More)
One of the tools that will be essential for future electronic publishing is a powerful image retrieval system. The author should be able to search an image database for images that convey the desired information or mood; a reader should be able to search a corpus of published work for images that are relevant to his or her needs. Most commercial image(More)
Agent Tcl is a transportable-agent system that is under development at Dartmouth College. A transportable agent is a named program that can migrate from machine to machine in a heterogeneous network. Such programs are a p o werful tool for implementing information agents since the electronic resources in a user's information space are often distributed(More)
Use of the Internet has exploded in recent years with the appearance of the WorldWide Web. In this paper , we show how current technological trends may lead to a system based substantially on mobile code, and in many cases, mobile agents. We discuss several technical and non-technical hurdles along the path to that eventuality. It seems likely that, within(More)