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A Distributed Service Framework for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

The Distributed Services Framework for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (DSF for MANETs) addresses the challenges of interconnecting a diverse set of operational wireless nodes and making available the services and data published by those nodes in a reliable and efficient manner. Additionally, it will provide interoperability with key standards required by the Department of Defense's Net Centric Warfare objectives, leverage existing open standards and open source products, and ultimately result in a cost-effective, dual-use, commercial product. The DSF for MANETs will be based on technologies such as OSGi, Data Distribution Services for Real Time Systems, and the Optimized Link-State Routing Protocol. Current service discovery protocols are primarily targeted towards fixed wired infrastructure or relatively stable cellular wireless networks.