4th International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks & Communities

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A Testbed-based Approach to Develop Layer 3 Wireless Mesh Network Protocols

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3144,
        author={Kenichi Mase and Yasunori Owada and Hiraku Okada and Tomoaki Imai},
        title={A Testbed-based Approach to Develop Layer 3 Wireless Mesh Network Protocols},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks \& Communities},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Ad hoc network OLSRv2 implementation QualNet testbed mesh network.},
        doi={10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3144}
    }
    
  • Kenichi Mase
    Yasunori Owada
    Hiraku Okada
    Tomoaki Imai
    Year: 2010
    A Testbed-based Approach to Develop Layer 3 Wireless Mesh Network Protocols
    TRIDENTCOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3144
Kenichi Mase1,*, Yasunori Owada2,*, Hiraku Okada3,*, Tomoaki Imai1,*
  • 1: Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University 8050, Ikarashi-2, Nishi-ku Niigata city, Niigata, Japan
  • 2: Research Center for Natural Hazard and Disaster Recovery, Niigata University 8050, Ikarashi-2, Nishi-ku Niigata city, Niigata, Japan
  • 3: Center for Transdisciolinary Research, Niigata University 8050, Ikarashi-2, Nishi-ku Niigata city, Niigata, Japan
*Contact email: mase@ie.niigata-u.ac.jp, owada@ie.niigata-u.ac.jp, hiraku@ie.niigata-u.ac.jp, timai@net.ie.niigata-u.ac.jp

Abstract

In this paper, two essential components of the layer 3 WMN, routing and rate-switch control, and initial network formation are discussed. The major part of routing protocol is composed of MANET (Mobile Ad Hoc Network) routing protocol and we have adopted OLSRv2, that is in progress of standardization in IETF MANET WG. Outdoor and indoor WMN testbeds are described to develop these WMN protocols together with some experimental results. A newly developed node prototype for WMNs and a WMN testbed built in rural hill-village areas are described together with some preliminary experimental results.