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Active network services for mobile wireless environments
Author(s): Ranga S. Ramanujan; Ryan Hagelstrom; Maher Kaddoura; Sid Takkella; Ken Thurber; John Wu
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Paper Abstract

Active networks are a novel approach to network architecture that break from the traditional networking paradigm by allowing for the injection of customized computations into the network nodes. They provide a flexible network infrastructure that can be extended at runtime to implement the sophisticated network services needed to support the digitized battlespace of the future. This paper presents the design of an active network architecture that leverages the existing IP infrastructure to implement capabilities for the deployment of user-specified computations within an IP network. The Common Active Network Services (CANS) framework, described in this paper, allows for user- specified computations in the form of Java code only to be injected into the network. Such computations are executed at strategic points within the network to implement new services targeted for mobile wireless applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4037, Digitization of the Battlespace V and Battlefield Biomedical Technologies II, (4 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395032
Show Author Affiliations
Ranga S. Ramanujan, Architecture Technology Corp. (United States)
Ryan Hagelstrom, Architecture Technology Corp. (United States)
Maher Kaddoura, Architecture Technology Corp. (United States)
Sid Takkella, Architecture Technology Corp. (United States)
Ken Thurber, Architecture Technology Corp. (United States)
John Wu, Architecture Technology Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4037:
Digitization of the Battlespace V and Battlefield Biomedical Technologies II
Raja Suresh; Homer H. Pien; Homer H. Pien, Editor(s)

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