AvroraZ: Extending Avrora With an IEEE 802.15.4 Compliant Radio Chip Model

Date Added: Jan 2010
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This paper presents AvroraZ, an extension of the Avrora emulator- The AVR Simulation and Analysis Framework - which allows the emulation of the Atmel AVR microcontroller based sensor node platforms with IEEE 802.15.4 compliant radio chips thus allowing emulation of sensor nodes such as Crossbow's MicaZ. AvroraZ is based on design, implementation and verification of several extensions to Avrora: the address recognition algorithm, an indoor radio model, the Clear Channel Assessment (CCA) and Link Quality Indicator (LQI) of the IEEE 802.15.4 standard.