FRANC: A Lightweight Java Framework for Wireless Multihop Communication
Simulation and emulation are popular means for evaluating wireless Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs) protocols. Since MANETs are highly dependant on their physical environment, these techniques offer only a partial understanding of factors that may influence performance. Deploying real-life MANETs is therefore an indispensable complementary step for the advancement of MANETs. This paper presents FRANC, a dedicated extensible Java framework for the development, deployment and evaluation of applications and algorithms for wireless mobile ad hoc networks.