Educational and research activitiy on innovative routing protocols for Mobile ad hoc Area Networks
Mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) are continuously self-configuring infrastructure-less network of wirelessly
connected mobile devices. Mobile ad hoc networks can be used in many applications, ranging from sensors for
environment, vehicular ad hoc communications, road safety, health, home, peer-to-peer messaging, disaster rescue
operations, air/land/navy defense, weapons, robots, etc. The main approach to study MANETs is based on simulation
tools like NS2, NS3, The One, etc... A comparative study of various simulators for such networks requires to take into
consideration factors such as constrained road topology, multi-path fading and roadside obstacles, traffic flow models,
trip models, varying vehicular speed and mobility, traffic lights, traffic congestion, drivers' behavior, etc.,
During this apprenticeship the students will learn how to simulate mobile ad hoc networks within reflect realistic
conditions in order to design various applications for this technology.
At the end of this apprenticeship the student will be able to develop MANET simulations and to devise the related performance models.
Tutor: prof. Salvatore Riccobene