MONET Project Summary

MONET (Mechanisms for Optimization of hybrid ad-hoc networks and satellite NETworks) is a Collaborative Project financed under the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) theme of the Cooperation Programme of the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission.
The MONET Project (Contract no.: 247176) started on January 1st, 2010 and will run for two and a half years. Six partners from six European Member States participate in the project.

The concept of a hybrid MANET-Satellite network is a natural evolution of considering the problem of providing local and remote connectivity in a highly mobile, dynamic and often remote environment.

This combination raises significant challenges in terms of optimising network resources, link availability, providing Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) and minimizing costs and energy. Issues such as the re-organisation of MANET to connect to satellite access points, re-organisation of the satellite access points, selection of which satellite access points to use, the use of satellite as a relay between two MANET, the adjustment of routing in accordance with the current network situation and the exchange of cross layer information to improve resource management will be investigated in MONET.

The MONET project will address these objectives by researching, developing and validating solutions focusing on the link and network layers of the composite network. Finally, this research intends to test the feasibility of researched optimi-zations and proposed solutions in a scenario representative of a real life application.

Disclaimer: Project MONET is funded under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, grant agreement no 247176.