SRG Seminar: nMANET, the Name-based Data Network (NDN) for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs) by Percy Perez Aruni

Event details

  • When: 6th April 2017 13:00 - 14:00
  • Where: Cole 1.33b
  • Series: Systems Seminars Series
  • Format: Seminar

The aim of this talk is to introduce the nMANET, the Name-based Data Network (NDN) for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs) approach. nMANET is an alternative perspective on utilising the characteristics of NDN to solve the limitations of MANETs, such as mobility and energy consumption. NDN, which is an instance of Information Centric Networking (ICN), provides an alternative architecture for the future Internet. In contrast with traditional TCP/IP networks, NDN enables content addressing instead of host based communication. NDN secures the content instead of securing the communication channel between hosts, therefore the content can be obtained from the intermediate caches or final producers. Although NDN has proven to be an effective design in wired networks, it does not perfectly address challenges arising in MANETs. This shortcoming is due to the high mobilty of mobile devices and their inherent resource constraints, such as remaining energy in batteries.

The implementation of nMANET, the Java based NDN Forwarder Daemon (JNFD), aims to fill this gap and provide a Mobile Name-based Ad-hoc Network prototype compatible with NDN implementations. JNFD was designed for Android mobile devices and offers a set of energy efficient forwarding strategies to distribute content in a dynamic topology where consumers, producers and forwarders have high mobility and may join or leave the network at unpredictable times. nMANET evalues JNFD through benchmarking to estimate efficiency, which is defined as high rates of reliability, throughput and responsiveness with a low energy consumption.