This paper presents an experimental evaluation of an Ad-hoc network architecture integrated with the infrastructure network, developed in the framework of the IST Daidalos project. This architecture supports the efficient delivery of services, unicast and multicast, legacy and multimedia, to users connected to the ad-hoc network. It contains functionalities of routing and mobility to enable mobility of users inside and between ad-hoc networks, distributed QoS mechanisms to support service differentiation and resources control responsive to nodes mobility, and security, charging and rewarding mechanisms to ensure the correct behaviour of the users in the ad-hoc network. This paper experimentally evaluates the performance of the proposed mechanisms, and the influence and performance penalty introduced in the architecture, with the incremental inclusion of the proposed mechanisms.
Conference: 15th IST Mobile & Wireless Communications Summit in Mikonos, Greece