Flexible Client-server Architecture Designed for Testing Optimized Link State Routing (OLSRv2) for Component-based Routing (CBR)

Report No. ARL-TN-0375
Authors: Justin James
Date/Pages: November 2009; 16 pages
Abstract: This report discusses a client-server architecture designed for testing the Optimized Link State Routing (OLSRv2) protocol for Component-based Routing (CBR) implementation. The client-server application was devised to combine maximum performance flexibility with minimal structural ambiguity. The proposed client-server architecture is tremendously adaptable and permits the user to specify any number of parameters related to information exchange. This architecture is necessary because conventional studies have shown that the performance of a routing protocol in a Mobile Ad-hoc Network is stoutly reliant on the network environment and/or desired result(s). Consequently, to accomplish the most favorable routing performance in a dynamic network atmosphere, the routing procedure itself should be dynamic. One proposed resolution is CBR. In CBR, researchers use a compilation of fundamental component modules from existing routing protocols merged to construct a distinctive, best possible, on-demand protocol for any set of network circumstances. Consequently, this obliges the implementation of flexible client-server architecture. Since the network constantly changes, the client-server needs to constantly change. A flexible client-server architecture ensures maximum compatibility between client-server information exchanges. The client-server application produced will be used to test the performance of the component modules and overall routing system of OLSRv2. The results of the performance test will be used to implement CBR more effectively.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: November 1, 2009