A framework for mobile ad hoc networks in Real-Time Maude

Si Liu, Peter Csaba Ölveczky, José Meseguer

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Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) are increasingly popular and deployed in a wide range of environments. However, it is challenging to formally analyze a MANET, both because there are few reasonably accurate formal models of mobility, and because the large state space caused by the movements of the nodes renders straightforward model checking hard. In particular, the combination of wireless communication and node movement is subtle and does not seem to have been adequately addressed in previous formal methods work. This paper presents a formal executable and parameterized modeling framework for MANETs in Real-Time Maude that integrates several mobility models and wireless communication.We illustrate the use of our modeling framework with the Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol, which allows us to analyze this protocol under different mobility models.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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