Mobile Ad Hoc Network emulation environment

  title={Mobile Ad Hoc Network emulation environment},
  author={Natalie Ivanic and Brian Rivera and Brian Adamson},
  journal={MILCOM 2009 - 2009 IEEE Military Communications Conference},
To support research in wireless mobile ad hoc networks, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have worked jointly to establish an advanced emulation environment. A key component is a Mobile Ad-Hoc Network emulation testbed where algorithms and applications can be subjected to representative wireless network conditions. The testbed is based on a version of the “MANE” (Mobile Ad hoc Network Emulator) software originally developed by the Naval Research… Expand

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