Design and Implementation of a Testbed for Mobile Adhoc Network Protocols
Due to the significant growth in the area of wireless communication in the last few years, Quality of Service (QoS) has become an important consideration for supporting variety of applications. Elaborate testing of newly developed Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs) routing protocols in real world scenarios is a key step for providing QoS to the users. In order to test the developed ad-hoc routing protocols, an IEEE 802.11 based testbed has been developed in the paper. Some well-known ad-hoc network protocols were implemented and tested in user space daemon in Linux. All the key parameters necessary for assessing an ad-hoc network protocol have been analyzed.