Date Added: May 2012
The ultimate test for many network layer protocols designed for wireless sensor networks would be to run on a large scale testbed. However, setting up a real-world large scale Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) testbed requires access to a huge surface as well as extensive financial and human resources. Due to limited access to such infrastructures, the vast majority of existing theoretical and simulation studies in WSN are far from being validated in realistic environments. A more affordable approach is needed to provide preliminary insights on network protocol performances in large WSN. To replace large and expensive realistic testbeds, the authors introduce a novel approach to emulation.