Group-based Ad-hoc Network for Multimedia Communications

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Ban, Koichiro; Gharavi, Hamid (National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8920, USA)

This paper is concerned with evaluating ad-hoc networks for group-oriented tactical operations. For such operations, a cellular-based ad-hoc network architecture has been constructed for real-time multimedia communications. To assess the suitability of this network, its performance has been compared with conventional peer-to-peer ad-hoc network architectures under various test scenarios using IEEE 802.11 WLAN technology. We have shown that the cellular network, which operates in two modes: infrastructure for intracell and ad-hoc for intercell communications, is more suitable for group-based tactical missions.