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Mobile Information Systems
Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 165-176
http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/MIS-2009-0079

Tools for Performance Assessment of OLSR Protocol

Makoto Ikeda,1 Leonard Barolli,2 Giuseppe De Marco,3 Tao Yang,1 Arjan Durresi,4 and Fatos Xhafa5

1Graduate School of Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), 3-30-1 Wajiro-Higashi, Higashi-Ku, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan
2Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), 3-30-1 Wajiro-Higashi, Higashi-Ku, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan
3Department of Engineering, Toyota Technological Institute, 2-12-1 Hisakata, Tenpaku-ku, Nagoya 468-8511, Japan
4Department of Computer and Information Science, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, 723 W. Michigan Street SL 280, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
5Department of Languages and Informatics Systems, Technical University of Catalonia, C/Jordi Girona 1-3, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

Received 29 April 2009; Accepted 29 April 2009

Copyright © 2009 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

In this paper, we evaluate the performance of Optimized Link State Routing (OLSR) protocol by experimental and simulation results. The experiments are carried out by using our implemented testbed and the simulations by using ns-2 simulator. We also designed and implemented a new interface for the ad-hoc network testbed in order to make more easier the experiments. The comparison between experimental and simulation results shows that for the same parameters set, in the simulation we did not notice any packet loss. On the other hand, in the experiments we experienced packet loss because of the environment effects and traffic interference.