Towards Low Cost Prototyping of Mobile Opportunistic Disconnection Tolerant Networks and Systems

Milena Radenkovic, Jon Crowcroft, Mubashir Husain Rehmani

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Fast emerging mobile edge computing, mobile clouds, Internet of Things, and cyber physical systems require many novel realistic real-time multi-layer algorithms for a wide range of domains, such as intelligent content provision and processing, smart transport, smart manufacturing systems, and mobile end-user applications. This paper proposes a low-cost open source platform, MODiToNeS, which uses commodity hardware to support prototyping and testing of fully distributed multi-layer complex algorithms over real-world (or pseudoreal) traces. MODiToNeS platform is generic and comprises multiple interfaces that allow real-time topology and mobility control, deployment and analysis of different self-organized and self-adaptive routing algorithms, real-time content processing, and real-time environment sensing with predictive analytics. Our platform also allows rich interactivity with the user. We show deployment and analysis of two vastly different complex networking systems: A fault and disconnection-aware smart manufacturing sensor network and cognitive privacy for personal clouds. We show that our platform design can integrate both contexts transparently and organically and allows a wide range of analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5309-5321
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Disruption tolerant networking
  • mobile ad hoc networks
  • prototypes
  • wireless communication
  • wireless sensor networks


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