International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT)

ISSN: 2076-1449 (Print), ISSN: 2076-9539 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJWMT Vol.8, No.2, Mar. 2018

MANET Testbed using Raspberry PIs

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Salem Sati, Ahmed El-bareg

Index Terms

MANET Routing;MANET Test-bed;Raspberry PIs;Performance Comparison; Multi-hop Influences


Mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) are without any infrastructure and consists only of equal peers. This paper presents an empirical tests for MANET routing protocols. The testbed based on Linux platform installed in mobile computers. Some parameters are analyzed such as movement speed and the number of hops which impact on routing performance. The testbed consists of several Raspberry Pis (RPis) without the need for any central master device. For making the RPis mobile and independent of any fixed power sockets, each of them is powered by a battery. On the other hand, for the evaluation of the testbed, two routing protocols are chosen. The first protocol is called BABEL, which considered as a distance vector routing algorithm. The other one, the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol (OLSR) which considered as proactive routing protocol. The use case was a multi-hop download of files with different size. The aim is to evaluate how multiple hops influence the bandwidth and delay. The results show that OLSR performs better regarding the throughput. But Babel has less delay and faster regarding convergence.

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Salem Satia, Ahmed El-bareg," MANET Testbed using Raspberry PIs", International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT), Vol.8, No.2, pp. 52-63, 2018.DOI: 10.5815/ijwmt.2018.02.05


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