Studying Real-time Traffic in Multi-hop Networks Using the EMANE Emulator: Capabilities and Limitations

Studying Real-time Traffic in Multi-hop Networks Using the EMANE Emulator: Capabilities and Limitations

Title : Studying Real-time Traffic in Multi-hop Networks Using the EMANE Emulator: Capabilities and Limitations
Authors :
Wang, Baobing
Roy-Chowdhury, Ayan
Jain, Kaustubh
Somasundaram, Kiran K
Baras, John, S.
Conference : SIMUTools 2011- 4th International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques pp. 93-95
Date: March 21 - March 25, 2011

In this paper, we provide an open-source software emulator setup for MANETs and study its fidelity in providing reliable performance estimates for real-time traffic. We emulate the IEEE 802.11 MAC/PHY (DCF) using the EMANE software emulator deployed on a cluster and run experiments for different multi-hop wireless scenarios. As an instance, we study the performance of real-time streaming media over a mesh network supported by OLSR. We also use the setup to analyze the impact of the wireless network on the self-similarity of the traffic.

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