Performance evaluation of wireless ad-hoc network for post-disaster recovery using Linux Live USB nodes

Vaibhav Garg, Kotaro Kataoka, Siva Subramanya Rohith Talluri

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Abstract

Wireless ad-hoc networks are unplanned, quickly deployable, infrastructureless, and realistic for networking in emergency or restricted situations. They have actively been studied and proposed for post-disaster recovery. Our approach uses Linux Live USB nodes, which can be any available laptop computer at disaster-affected site, to boot the guest OS using USB flash drive with a variety of customized software packages demanded in post-disaster situations. Using an additional Wi-Fi USB adapter, Linux Live USB nodes help to easily form wireless ad-hoc network and serve user devices through Wi-Fi hotspot. While a lot of studies have been done over simulation, it is crucial to understand how wireless ad-hoc networks behave and their performance in the real field. In this paper, we examine different scenarios of wireless ad-hoc network deployment inside a building: 1) the assignment of frequency (Single Channel or Multi Channel), and 2) choice of mesh and routing protocol (OSLR or batman-adv). According to the results of field trials, our primary option of deployment will be Multi Channel batman-adv to cover multiple rooms inside the building expected to be evacuation shelter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages125-131
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781467377010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 04-12-2015
Externally publishedYes
Event11th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 19-10-201521-10-2015

Conference

Conference11th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period19-10-1521-10-15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Garg, V., Kataoka, K., & Talluri, S. S. R. (2015). Performance evaluation of wireless ad-hoc network for post-disaster recovery using Linux Live USB nodes. In 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015 (pp. 125-131). [7347951] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WiMOB.2015.7347951