Distributed algorithms and their application to military dynamic networks

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  1. Kellett, M.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
We propose a program of research into distributed algorithms and their application to military dynamic networks. Distributed algorithms, or network protocols, are used to provide all network services. With an increase in the use of wireless communications, networks are becoming more dynamic. A dynamic network is one where the nodes and the links between change frequently. Protocols written for wired or static networks do not work well or fail to work at all when moved to dynamic networks. We propose to look at the characteristics of likely military dynamic networks, such as dismounted soldier mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), to see if it is possible to develop more reliable protocols. We propose to apply these results by developing the mobile agents commonly used in distributed algorithm research. We intend to apply these mobile agents to provide a fast, secure situational awareness application for dynamic networks. The development of the program in the medium term is also discussed.

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Keywords
Distributed algorithms;Deterministic algorithms;Mobile agents;Lightweight network robots;LNR;Dynamic networks;Dismounted soldier mobile ad hoc networks;Movement model;Mobile ad hoc networks;MANETs;Routing algorithms;Network attacks;Network protocols;Routing algorithms
Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-TM-2010-272 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 2010
Number of Pages
54
DSTKIM No
CA034944
CANDIS No
534472
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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