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Emulating opportunistic networks with KauNet Triggers

Pérennou, Tanguy and Brunstrom, Anna and Hall, Tomas and Garcia, Johan and Hurtig, Per Emulating opportunistic networks with KauNet Triggers. (2011) EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (EURASIP JWCN), vol. 2011 (n° 2011). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1687-1472

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/347107

Abstract

In opportunistic networks the availability of an end-to-end path is no longer required. Instead opportunistic networks may take advantage of temporary connectivity opportunities. Opportunistic networks present a demanding environment for network emulation as the traditional emulation setup, where application/transport endpoints only send and receive packets from the network following a black box approach, is no longer applicable. Opportunistic networking protocols and applications additionally need to react to the dynamics of the underlying network beyond what is conveyed through the exchange of packets. In order to support IP-level emulation evaluations of applications and protocols that react to lower layer events, we have proposed the use of emulation triggers. Emulation triggers can emulate arbitrary cross-layer feedback and can be synchronized with other emulation effects. After introducing the design and implementation of triggers in the KauNet emulator, we describe the integration of triggers with the DTN2 reference implementation and illustrate how the functionality can be used to emulate a classical DTN data-mule scenario.

Item Type:Article
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE
Other partners > Karlstad University (SWEDEN)
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Deposited By:Tanguy PERENNOU

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