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IJIET 2013 Vol.3(5): 540-546 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2013.V3.332

Managing Ad Hoc Networks of Smartphones

Tiancheng Zhuang, Paul Baskett, and Yi Shang

Abstract—Wireless ad hoc networks of mobile devices enables users to communicate with each other in an infrastrucre-less environment. This paper presents the design and implementation a middleware on mobile Android devices for managing wireless multi-hop ad hoc networks. The middleware is implemented in the user space over Android OS and requires no kernel modification. It uses the Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV) protocol for application layer routing and the Reliable User Datagram Protocol (RUDP) for reliable data delivery. It is implemented in two ways, one using traditional layered networking structure and the other based on software-defined networking principles. The implementations are portable across different versions of Android and provide easy-to-use interfaces for Android applications. To evaluate our middleware implementations, a text chat and a file sharing application were implemented based on the middleware and experimental results show good performance, up to 5Mb/s and 4Mb/s throughput in single-hop and two-hop communications, respectively.

Index Terms—Ad hoc wireless networks, networking middleware, software-defined networking, smartphones.

Tiancheng Zhuang, Paul Baskett, and Yi Shang are with the Department of Computer Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 USA (e-mail: harrycn1987@gmail.com, pkbkbc@mail.missouri.edu, and shangy@missouri.edu).


Cite:Tiancheng Zhuang, Paul Baskett, and Yi Shang, "Managing Ad Hoc Networks of Smartphones," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 540-546, 2013.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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