A framework for network coding in challenged wireless network

Network coding is an area that has emerged in 2000, and has since then attracted an increasing interest, as it promises to have a significant impact in both the theory and practice of networks. To evaluate its performance in realistic situation, we developed a network coding based framework for challenged wireless networks where disconnection and reconnection is frequent as in PANs (Personal Area Networks) or vehicular networks, resulting in a new appelation for these scenarios as Delay Tolerant networks (DTN). For living in such hostile environment our development complies with several constraints as portability, flexibility, genericity, etc. Moreover to reduce the development effort using our framework, a single implementation might be used as standalone as well as inside a simulation environment.

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