Pérennou, Tanguy and Conchon, Emmanuel and Dairaine, Laurent and Diaz, Michel Two-stage wireless network emulation. (2004) In: Workshop on Challenges of Mobility (WCM 2004), 22-27 Aug 2004, Toulouse, France .
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Testing and deploying mobile wireless networks and applications are very challenging tasks, due to the network size and administration as well as node mobility management. Well known simulation tools provide a more flexible environment but they do not run in real time and they rely on models of the developed system rather than on the system itself. Emulation is a hybrid approach allowing real application and traffic to be run over a simulated network, at the expense of accuracy when the number of nodes is too important. In this paper, emulation is split in two stages : first, the simulation of network conditions is precomputed so that it does not undergo real-time constraints that decrease its accuracy ; second, real applications and traffic are run on an emulation platform where the precomputed events are scheduled in soft real-time. This allows the use of accurate models for node mobility, radio signal propagation and communication stacks. An example shows that a simple situation can be simply tested with real applications and traffic while relying on accurate models. The consistency between the simulation results and the emulated conditions is also illustrated.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Audience (conference):||International conference proceedings|
|Institution:|| Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE|
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes - LAAS (Toulouse, France) - Outils Logiciels pour la Communication - OLC
Département de Mathématiques, Informatique, Automatique - DMIA (Toulouse, France) - Modelisation et Architecture des Systèmes - MARS
|Deposited By:||Tanguy PERENNOU|
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