NATO-IST-124 Experimentation Instructions

Report No. ARL-TN-0799
Authors: Kelvin M Marcus
Date/Pages: November 2016; 20 pages
Abstract: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Science and Technology Organization IST-124 task group, "Heterogeneous Tactical Networks: Improving Connectivity and Network Efficiency", is currently undertaking an effort to develop and distribute an emulation environment and vetted, militarily realistic Extendable Mobile Ad-Hoc Network Emulator (EMANE) scenario that provides a rich combination of elements for experimentation in heterogeneous networks. The EMANE scenario includes detailed mobility and radio models for a battalion-sized operation over the course of 2 h, which has been developed by military experts in planning and performing real exercises. The experimentation environment being developed provides the NATO-IST-124 panel with capabilities to meet their objectives, which is to provide architecture and design guidance for tactical heterogeneous networks for more reliable and predictable network performance through adaptive and efficient control schemes. This report provides guidance and instructions for executing the NATO-IST-124 panel's emulation environment. Specifically, it contains the instructions for executing the EMANE emulation of a single company (24 nodes) from the NATO-IST-124 experimentation scenario in the Dynamically Allocated Virtual Clustering management system hosted in the US Army Research Laboratory's Network Science Research Laboratory.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: November 1, 2016