Title: Source and destination mobility effects on a bridge environment: results from a MANET testbed

Authors: Elis Kulla; Tetsuya Oda; Makoto Ikeda; Leonard Barolli; Aleksander Biberaj; Olimpion Shurdi

Addresses: Graduate School of Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, 3-30-1 Wajiro-higashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan ' Graduate School of Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, 3-30-1 Wajiro-higashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan ' Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, 3-30-1 Wajiro-higashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan ' Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, 3-30-1 Wajiro-higashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan ' Department of Electronics and Telecommunication, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Mother Teresa Square, Nr.4, Tirana, Albania ' Department of Electronics and Telecommunication, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Mother Teresa Square, Nr.4, Tirana, Albania

Abstract: In Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs), nodes create a temporary network by cooperating in an autonomous way, and forwarding packets for each other, while moving usually in a random or unpredictable way. MANETs are attracting attention for their potential use in several fields such as collaborative computing and disaster recovery environments. Considering mobility of the terminals, the routes change more dynamically and routing becomes a key process for operation of MANETs. In this paper, we analyse the performance of Better Approach to Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (BATMAN) routing protocol in a bridge environment regarding throughput, delay, jitter and packetloss metrics. We consider mobility and vertical communication and implement three scenarios of node movement. According to the experimental results, when source node is moving the performance is better than when destination node is moving.

Keywords: MANETs; experiments; bridge environment; outdoor; source moving; destination moving; mobility effects; BATMAN; mobile ad-hoc networks; mobile networks; routing protocols; throughput; delay; jitter; packet loss; moving nodes.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2014.063058

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2014 Vol.7 No.4, pp.318 - 326

Available online: 27 Jun 2014 *

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