Mobile Ad Hoc Network Research

Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET) is an autonomous system of mobile nodes connected by wireless links. Each node operates not only as an end-system, but also as a router to forward packets. The nodes are free to move about and organize themselves into a network. MANET does not require any fixed infrastructure such as base stations, therefore, it is an attractive networking option for connecting mobile devices quickly and spontaneously. More information about MANET can be found at IETF’s MANET WG and Naval Research Lab (ONR).

Our group has participated in a joint project sponsored by ONR’s MURI program. In the past few years, we have conducted research spanning over a wide range of topics in mobile ad hoc networks. Our research topics are summarized below.

Congestion Control

Incentive Engineering


Resource Allocation

  • Price-based Resource Allocation

Quality of Service (QoS)

  • Bandwidth Management in Single-hop Ad Hoc LAN
  • Proportional Delay Differentiation in Ad Hoc LAN

Ad Hoc Routing

  • Predictive Location-based QoS Routing
  • Location-aided Power-aware Routing

Mobile Data Access

Network Management

  • Location Management
  • Configuration Management


Linux driver for 802.11b bandwidth measurement (Please read the accompanied README file for installation instructions)