A Graphical User Interface Simulator for Wireless Sensor Networks Lifetime Estimation

Date Added: Apr 2010
Format: PDF

The deployment of wireless sensor networks is highly dependent on the given application. In fact it depends on the environment characteristics, the available budget and the type and desired quality of service. Since making real tests is most of the times costly and time consuming, researchers and developers usually use simulation tools in order to simulate the behaviour of the network under particular conditions and in different scenarios. In order to make the available simulators suitable for the targeted application, users usually customize the source code by modifying it or adding other modules into it. This task is time consuming and complicated especially if the simulator is customized for the first time and if there is many dependencies between different units.