Operational Performance of the Context-Aware Broker (CAB): A Communication and Management System for Delay-Tolerant Networks (DTNs)

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The Context-Aware Broker is a policy-based management system developed by the authors to achieve autonomic communication in delay-tolerant networks. This is in recognition of environment challenges when operating in remote regions, and time, human, and financial resource costs incurred during mission-specific configuration. The Context-Aware Broker seeks to limit cost overheads through achieving a standardised transmitting approach, and operating autonomically to optimise reliability and sustainability levels achieved. In achieving its network management function, a cost-benefit impact is the consequence. Performance results from the Context-Aware Broker’s deployment in ns-2.30 are presented and evaluated in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2010
Event2nd International Conference on Advances in Satellite and Space Communications -
Duration: 19 Jun 2010 → …


Conference2nd International Conference on Advances in Satellite and Space Communications
Period19/06/10 → …



  • Autonomy
  • context-awareness
  • delay-tolerant network
  • ns-2.3
  • policy-based management
  • quality of service

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