1. Do experiment.

Get GPS data and packet capture (TCPDUMP log) in all the vehilce routers.

Our vehicle equipments

2. Process the experimental results

2.1. Execute AnaVANET-processer (Java program) with two input files taken in the previous step (GPS log and TCPDUMP log).

2.2. Get two output files from AnaVANET-processer (Packet trace file and Statistics file).

3. Visualize them

Visualize them with gnuplot and google maps

Gnuplot examples

Google maps examples

Google maps live demo


AnaVANET is a tool developed at INRIA with Murcia University to analyze vehicular networks. It has originally been used to evaluate OLSR-based ad-hoc vehicular networks [Santa2009b, Santa2009a] . Then, AnaVANET has been extended in order to analyze IPv6 packets transmitted with a GeoNetworking header and NEMO header [GeoNet-D.7, Tsukada2010a].


Above figure provides an overview of the experimental evaluation process carried out in the tests. The Sender (MNN) is in charge of generating data traffic, and both the sender and the receiver record a high level log, according to the application used to generate network traffic. All MRs record information about forwarded data packets by means of the tcpdump software, and log the vehicle position continuously. All this data is post-processed by the AnaVANET software and then analyzed. A Java application traces all the data packets transmitted from the sender node. This way, it is possible to detect packet losses and calculate statistics for each link and end-to-end, and merge all these per-hop information with transport level statistics of the traffic generator. As a result, AnaVANET outputs an Extensible Markup Language (XML) file with statistics over one-second periods, and a packet trace file with the path followed by each data packet.


  • [Tsukada2014b] Manabu Tsukada, José Santa, Satoshi Matsuura, Thierry Ernst and Kazutoshi Fujikawa, "On the Experimental Evaluation of Vehicular Networks: Issues, Requirements and Methodology Applied to a Real Use Case", EAI Endorsed Transaction on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems, December 2014. [ pdf ]
  • [Tsukada2014a] Manabu Tsukada, José Santa, Satoshi Matsuura, Thierry Ernst and Kazutoshi Fujikawa, "AnaVANET: an experiment and visualization tool for vehicular networks", 9th International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks & Communities (TRIDENTCOM 2014), Guangzhou, China, May 2014 [ pdf ]
  • [Santa2009a] José Santa, Manabu Tsukada, Thierry Ernst, Olivier Mehani and Antonio F. Gómez-Skarmeta. "Assessment of VANET multi-hop routing over an experimental platform", Int. J. Internet Protocol Technology, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 158-172, 2009 Inderscience Publishers, 2009 [ pdf ]
  • [Santa2009b] José Santa, Manabu Tsukada, Thierry Ernst and Antonio F. Gómez-Skarmeta. "Experimental Analysis of Multi-hop Routing in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks", 2nd Workshop on Experimental Evaluation and Deployment Experiences on Vehicular networks (WEEDEV 2009) in conjunction with TRIDENTCOM 2009, Washington D.C., USA, April 6th, 2009. [ pdf ]
  • [Tsukada2010a] Manabu Tsukada, Ines Ben Jemaa, Hamid Menouar, Wenhui Zhang, Maria Goleva and Thierry Ernst, "Experimental Evaluation for IPv6 over VANET Geographic routing", 6th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2010, Caen, France, June 2010. [ link (PDF, slides) ]
  • [GeoNet-D.7] GeoNet project members, "D7.1 GeoNet Experimentation Results", January, 2010 [ pdf ]
  • [Tsukada2011] Manabu Tsukada, "Communications Management in Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems", Ph.D Thesis of Mines ParisTech, December, 2011 [ pdf ]
  • [ITSSv6-D4.1] ITSSv6 members, "ITSSv6 STREP No. 210519 D4.1 Initial Validation & Evaluation Results 2012.

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