Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANET) Protocols Evaluation Framework
Source: University of California
The authors propose a novel, robust MANET protocols evaluation framework which enables researchers to track performance metrics and evaluate theoretical predictions. This framework speeds up the research and development spirals, provides faster feedback to algorithm developers and closes the loop between theory and qualitative analysis of the protocols' performance. Their test and evaluation effort is divided into two parts. Rapid prototyping and evaluation of proposed algorithms is performed in the MATLAB environment. These tools enable them to numerically analyze performance, capabilities, convergence, and robustness of new algorithms. The second higher fidelity approach is the test and evaluation framework developed in OPNET simulation environment.