Last Modified: 2004-02-12
In the past, this WG has focused on exploring a broad range of MANET problems, performance issues, and related candidate protocols. Under this revised charter, the WG will operate under a reduced scope by targeting the promotion of a number of core routing protocol specifications to EXPERIMENTAL RFC status (i.e., AODV, DSR, OLSR and TBRPF). Some maturity of understanding and implementation exists with each of these protocols, yet more operational experimentation experience is seen as desirable. Overall, these protocols provide a basic set of MANET capabilities covering both reactive and proactive design spaces.
With this experimental protocol base established, the WG will move on to design and develop MANET common group engineered routing specification(s) and introduce these to the Internet Standards track. Lessons learned from existing proposals will provide useful design input, but the target for this effort is a common group engineering effort not a recompilation of an existing approaches.
As part of this effort, the WG will address the aspects of security and congestion control in the designed routing protocol(s).
This working group will work closely with the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) groups on Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (RRG) for tracking and considering any mature developments from the related research community.
|Done||Post as an informational Internet-Drafts a discussion of mobile ad-hoc networking and issues.|
|Done||Agenda bashing, discussion of charter and of mobile ad hoc networking draft.|
|Done||Discuss proposed protocols and issues. Redefine charter.|
|Done||Publish Informational RFC on manet design considerations|
|Done||Review the WG Charter and update|
|Done||Submit AODV specification to IESG for publication as Experimental RFC|
|Done||Develop I-D for potential common manet encapsulation protocol approach|
|Done||Submit initial I-D(s) of candidate proposed routing protocols and design frameworks|
|Done||Promote implementation, revision, and testing of initial proposed I-D(s)|
|Done||Explore basic performance and implementation issues of initial approaches|
|Done||Explore proposed proactive protocol design commonalities|
|Done||Submit DSR specification to IESG for publication as Experimental RFC|
|Done||Submit OLSR specification to IESG for publication as Experimental RFC|
|Done||Submit TBRPF specification to IESG for publication as Experimental RFC|
|Jul 03||Develop a further focused problem statement and address an approach for a common engineering work effort|
|Nov 03||Reevaluate the WG's potential based on the problem statement consensus|
|RFC2501||I||Mobile Ad hoc Networking (MANET): Routing Protocol Performance Issues and Evaluation Considerations|
|RFC3561||E||Ad Hoc On Demand Distance Vector (AODV) Routing|
|RFC3626||E||Optimized Link State Routing Protocol|