Description of an Automated Tool for Evaluating a Tactical Communications Protocol

Report No. ARL-MR-509
Authors: Maria C. Lopez
Date/Pages: March 2001; 26 pages
Abstract: Adaptive networking (AN) focuses on creating a logical and extendible framework for a multiyear effort in AN research. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) designed an experiment to identify which communications protocol's parameters were more likely to have a relevant effect on network congestion. The software, called experiment control software (exp_driver), was developed to automatically execute the experimental design to test the protocol's parameters. Prior to the exp_driver existence, the experimental design for similar tests was executed with frequent operator intervention, requiring extra time for set up, and introducing human errors. This report provides a description of the exp_driver configuration for others who want to implement this software.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: March 1, 2001