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Suburban Ad Hoc Networks Research Group

Suburban Ad Hoc Networks Group




Introduction


The Suburban Ad-Hoc Network (SAHN) project involves all aspects of a wireless ad-hoc cooperative network in which there is no centrally owned or controlled infrastructure. The project was conceived by Carlo Kopp and Ronald Pose in 1997. All equipment is owned and operated by the end users in a cooperative manner. In order to make this work effectively the network is self-configuring and is secure in that only 'members' of the community of users can gain access to the network. Facilities are available for monitoring network traffic and resource use. The accounting system may be used for a charging system, but in general in such a cooperative network it is hoped that it would only be necessary to charge for services provided by say gateways onto the Internet. The aim is to provide broadband connectivity using cheap network node hardware with a moderate initial set-up cost, but no ongoing charges. The motivation is that the Telcos do not provide a service that is fairly priced and of adequate quality. In particular the bandwidth offered by commercial provider tends to be asymmetric, making it unsuitable for file serving, and the traffic charges are high. Those user communities wanting essentially secure internal communication resent having to set up a VPN and pay full Internet traffic charges. The SAHN is good for them. Suitable communities include branch office networks, and employees connecting to corporate networks from home. The project looks at all protocol layers, optimizing them for a wireless, ad-hoc environment. It even looks at antenna design and RF propagation. Security is considered at all levels as is user specified Quality of Service. In 2001, three CS honours students set up a hardware testbed and did prelinimary studies on network management, routing, security and quality of service provision. One, Adrian Bickerstaffe, won the Siemens Innovation Award, Victorian State final for this project. Work is progressing in the routing algorithms. Other aspects of the project are awaiting funding and resources to accelerate progress.







Completed Projects


Honours Thesis 2001 - Adrian Bickerstaffe - Suburban Ad Hoc Networks I  (PDF, .ps.gz) , Presentation Poster (PDF)
Honours Thesis 2001 - Enes Makalic - Suburban Ad Hoc Networks II (PDF,.ps.gz) , Presentation Poster (PDF)
Honours Thesis 2001 - Slavisa Garic -  Suburban Ad Hoc Networks III (PDF, .ps.gz) , Presentation Poster (PDF)
2001 SAN Group Common Poster (PDF)
Honours Thesis 2003 - Stanley Gunawan - Resource Charging in Ad-hoc Networks (Website)
Honours Thesis 2003 - Paul Conilione - QoS Frameworks for SAHN (Website)
Honours Thesis 2004 - Benjamin Bender -  Developing a System Management Database for the Suburban Ad-Hoc Network (Website)
Honours Thesis 2005 - Michael Tyson -  The Implementation of a SAHN Protocol on an Open Source Platform (PDF), Presentation Poster (PDF)
PhD Thesis 2005 - Muhammad Mahmudul Islam (Sajal) - Design and Analysis of Low Level Protocols for Suburban Ad-Hoc Networks (SAHNs)
PhD Thesis 2010 - Sk. Mohammad Rokonuzzaman - Quality of service aware topology control for wireless ad hoc
networks using smart antennas







Current  Projects

PhD Research Project - Michael R. Tyson - Radio Propagation Aware Ad Hoc Networks






Publications


C Kopp and R D Pose: - Bypassing the home computing bottleneck: the suburban area network - in J Morris (ed) Australian Computer Science Communications, Computer Architecture '98, Proceedings of the 3rd Australasian Computer Architecture Conference (ACAC '98) Perth, Australia, 2-3 February 1998, Springer-Verlag, Singapore, ISBN: 981-3083-93-X, 20: 4:  87-100.

Muhammad Mahmudul Islam, Ronald Pose, Carlo Kopp -   Efficient Routing in Suburban Ad-Hoc Networks (SAHN)The 2003 International Conference on Communications in Computing (CIC 2003), June 23-26 2003. Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, USA.

Muhammad Mahmudul Islam, Ronald Pose, Carlo Kopp -   Routing In Suburban Ad-Hoc Networks  - The 2003 International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2003), July 1-2 2003. San Diego , USA.

Muhammad Mahmudul Islam, Ronald Pose, Carlo Kopp -  A Router Architecture to Achieve Link Rate Throughput in Suburban Ad-Hoc Networks  - A Omondi and S Sedukhin (eds), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, ISSN: 0302-9743 & ISBN: 3-540-20122-X, Vol 2823, pp 395-407. Presented at The Eighth Asia-Pacific Computer Systems Architecture Conference (ACSAC'2003), September 23 - 26, 2003. Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Japan.

Muhammad Mahmudul Islam, Ronald Pose, Carlo Kopp -  A Hybrid QoS Routing Strategy for Suburban Ad-Hoc Networks  - The 11th IEEE International Conference on Networks (ICON 2003), September 28 - October 1 2003. Sydney, Australia.

Muhammad Mahmudul Islam, Ronald Pose, Carlo Kopp - Multiple Directional Antennas in Suburban Ad-Hoc Networks  - The IEEE International Conference on Information Technology (ITCC 2004) [Revised version], April 5 -7, 2004. Las Vegas, USA.

Muhammad Mahmudul Islam, Ronald Pose, Carlo Kopp  -  A Link Layer Security Protocol for Suburban Ad-Hoc Networks  - To appear at the Australian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC 2004), Dec 8 - 10, 2004. Sydney, Australia.

Muhammad Mahmudul Islam, Ronald Pose, Carlo Kopp  -  Link Layer Security for SAHN Protocols - To appear at the IEEE PerCom International Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Networking, Dec 2004. Hawaii, USA.

Muhammad Mahmudul Islam, Ronald Pose, Carlo Kopp -   Effects of Directional Antennas on 802.11e - Second IEEE and IFIP International Conference on wireless and Optical Communications Networks (WOCN 2005) , Dubai, UAE, 6-8 March 2005, IEEE, Dubai, UAE, ISBN: 0-7803-9019-9, pp 34-39.

Muhammad Mahmudul Islam, Ronald Pose, Carlo Kopp -    Challenges and a Solution to Support QoS for Real-Time Traffic in Multi-Hop Ad-Hoc Networks - Second IEEE and IFIP International Conference on wireless and Optical Communications Networks (WOCN 2005) , Dubai, UAE, 6-8 March 2005, IEEE, Dubai, UAE, ISBN: 0-7803-9019-9, pp 394-399.

Muhammad Mahmudul Islam, Ronald Pose, Carlo Kopp -   MAC Layer Support for Real-Time Traffic in a SAHN -  International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing (ITCC 2005) , Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 4-6 April 2005, EEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, USA, ISBN: 0-7695-2315-3, pp 639-645.

Muhammad Mahmudul Islam, Ronald Pose, Carlo Kopp -   Making SAHN-MAC Independent of Single Frequency Channel and Omnidirectional Antennas - IASTED International Conference on Networks and Communication Systems (NCS 2005), Krabi, Thailand, 18-20 April 2005, ACTA Press, Anaheim, CA, USA, ISBN: 0-88986-490-X, 6pp.

Muhammad Mahmudul Islam, Ronald Pose, Carlo Kopp -   An Intrusion Detection System for Suburban Ad-hoc Networks - IEEE Tencon, Melbourne, Australia, 22-24 November 2005, 6pp.

Muhammad Mahmudul Islam, Ronald Pose, Carlo Kopp -   Suburban Ad-hoc Networks in Information Warfare - 6th Australian InfoWar Conference, Geelong, Australia, 24-25 November 2005.

Muhammad Mahmudul Islam, Ronald Pose, Carlo Kopp, Security in Ad-Hoc Networks, Chapter 13 (30 pages) in Mobile Multimedia Communications: Concepts, Applications and Challenges (2008)

Muhammad Mahmudul Islam, Ronald Pose, Carlo Kopp, Routing Protocols for Ad-Hoc Networks, Chapter 9 (44 pages) in Mobile Multimedia Communications: Concepts, Applications and Challenges (2008)

Sk. Mohammad Rokonuzzaman, Ronald Pose, Iqbal Gondal, Multiple Radio Channels and Directional Antennas in Suburban Ad Hoc Networks , Proc. ISPA'08

Sk. Mohammad Rokonuzzaman, Ronald Pose, Iqbal Gondal, A Frameswork for a QoS Based Adaptive Toplogy Control System for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks with Multibeam Smart Antennas , Proc. AWSN 2008

Sk. Mohammad Rokonuzzaman, Ronald Pose, Iqbal Gondal, A Cross Layer Approach for Using Multiple Radio Channels with Multiple Beams in a Suburban Ad Hoc Network , Proc. ATNAC 2008

Sk. Mohammad Rokonuzzaman, Ronald Pose, Iqbal Gondal, A Cross Layer Approach for QoS Topology Control in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks , Proc. IEEE TENCON 2009

Sk. Mohammad Rokonuzzaman, Ronald Pose, Iqbal Gondal, A Warning Based Preemptive Routing Scheme for QoS Maintenance in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks , Proc. ACM PE-WASUN '09

M R. Tyson, C. Kopp, The Lightweight Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Support Protocol (LGSP), Internet-Draft, Experimental, Network Working Group, Internet Engineering Task Force, December 19, 2007, URI: http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-tyson-lgsp-01

M R Tyson, C Kopp and R D Pose: RF propagation environment awareness (RPEA) for smart mobile ad-hoc networks, Journal of Battlefield Technology, vol 11, issue 3, Argos Press Pty Ltd, Red Hill ACT Australia, pp. 21-27.

M R Tyson and C Kopp, LGSP: A lightweight GNSS support protocol for military and civil applications, Journal of Battlefield Technology, vol 11, issue 1, Argos Press Pty Ltd, Red Hill ACT Australia, pp. 23-30.

M R Tyson, C Kopp and R D Pose, RF Propagation Environment Awareness (RPEA) for Smart Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks, Proceedings of the Military Communications and Information Systems 2008 Conference (MilCIS 2008), 18 November 2008 to 20 November 2008, MilCIS, pp. 1-6, URI: http://www.milcis.com.au/milcis2008pdf/Reviewed papers/Tyson-final.pdf

M R Tyson and C Kopp, Defining functional requirements for a lightweight GNSS support protocol (LGSP), Proceedings of the 6th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science, 11 July 2007 to 13 July 2007, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos CA USA, pp. 241-246, URI: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/

M R Tyson and C Kopp, LGSP: A lightweight GNSS support protocol for military and civil applications, Proceedings of the Military Communications and Information Systems 2007 Conference (MilCIS 2007), 20 November 2007 to 22 November 2007, MilCIS, pp. 1-6, URI: http://www.milcis.com.au/milcis2007pdf/2.4b-3 Tyson.pdf

M R Tyson, R D Pose, C Kopp, S M Rokonuzzaman, M M Islam, Engineering a suburban ad-hoc network, Proceedings of the 7th Australian Information Warfare and Security Conference, 4 December 2006 to 5 December 2006, School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University, Perth WA Australia, pp. 120-130, URI: http://scissec.scis.ecu.edu.au/conference_proceedings/2006/iwar/Proceedings_IWAR_2006.pdf