Experiences deploying an ad-hoc network in an urban environment.
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Citation:Peter Barron, Stefan Weber, Siobhan Clarke, and Vinny Cahill., Experiences deploying an ad-hoc network in an urban environment., Proceedings IEEE ICPS Workshop on Multi-hop Ad hoc Networks: From Theory to Reality, IEEE ICPS Workshop on Multi-hop Ad hoc Networks: From Theory to Reality, July, Jon Crowcroft, Marco Conti, and Andrea Passarella, IEEE Computer Society, 2005, 103-110
Studies of mobile ad-hoc networks are in the most part restricted to simulations and theory. They have, to this point, rarely ventured into the real world on a large enough scale to make significant statements about their behavior or performance. The lack of evaluations is largely due to the practicable implications of deploying and evaluating such networks in a real environment. In order to analyse the problems we have built a Wireless Ad-hoc Network for Dublin (WAND). The network provides a large-scale testbed for applications and protocols for mobile ad-hoc networks. It offers the opportunity to explore the behavior and performance of a variety of routing protocols in a reallife environment and an ideal platform for investigating the use of mobile applications in an urban environment. In this paper we present WAND and the experiences gained in building such a network.
Other Titles:Proceedings IEEE ICPS Workshop on Multi-hop Ad hoc Networks: From Theory to Reality
IEEE ICPS Workshop on Multi-hop Ad hoc Networks: From Theory to Reality
Publisher:IEEE Computer Society