An Energy Model for Simulation Studies of Wireless Sensor Networks Using OMNeT++

Date Added: Feb 2009
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Simulation is frequently used to evaluate the performance of networking algorithms and techniques in wireless communication networks. However, performance aspects such as the transmission delay, the channel utilization, or the throughput provide only limited information about the feasibility of the particular approach. This is especially the case when investigating Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), which stress energy-efficiency due to extremely limited power source in sensor nodes. Thus, a precise evaluation of the energy efficient performance is demanded. In this paper, the authors present a generic energy model developed for the simulation framework OMNeT++.