Visible to the public Infrastructure Mode Based Opportunistic Networks on Android Devices

TitleInfrastructure Mode Based Opportunistic Networks on Android Devices
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsIppisch, A., Graffi, K.
Conference Name2017 IEEE 31st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA)
Date PublishedMarch 2017
ISBN Number978-1-5090-6029-0
Keywordsandroid, Android (operating system), Android devices, android encryption, Androids, battery life, data packets, delay tolerant networks, delay-tolerant mobile networks, Encryption, Human Behavior, human factors, Humanoid robots, IEEE 802.11 Standard, infrastructure mode based opportunistic networks, intermittent node contacts, Internet, Metrics, mobile ad hoc networks, Mobile communication, mobile computing, mobile network application, network layer, opportunistic networking, Opportunistic Networks, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, Routing, Routing protocols, Scalability, smart objects, smart phones, smartphones, social behaviour, store-carry-forward principle, Wi-Fi

Opportunistic Networks are delay-tolerant mobile networks with intermittent node contacts in which data is transferred with the store-carry-forward principle. Owners of smartphones and smart objects form such networks due to their social behaviour. Opportunistic Networking can be used in remote areas with no access to the Internet, to establish communication after disasters, in emergency situations or to bypass censorship, but also in parallel to familiar networking. In this work, we create a mobile network application that connects Android devices over Wi-Fi, offers identification and encryption, and gathers information for routing in the network. The network application is constructed in such a way that third party applications can use the network application as network layer to send and receive data packets. We create secure and reliable connections while maintaining a high transmission speed, and with the gathered information about the network we offer knowledge for state of the art routing protocols. We conduct tests on connectivity, transmission range and speed, battery life and encryption speed and show a proof of concept for routing in the network.

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