SimX: An Integrated Sensor Network Simulation and Evaluation Environment

Date Added: Jul 2010
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It is well known that designing, testing and debugging sensor networks are extremely hard. It is mainly due to limited resources and distributed natures of sensor networks. In a lab environment, it is difficult and tedious to try various network configurations and simulate various challenging environment factors. Thereafter, the sensor network community has longed for a good sensor network simulation tool allowing the philosophy of WYSIWYG: What You See Is What You Get. In this paper, the authors present the design and evaluation of a visualized network manipulation tool integrated with TOSSIM and TOSSIM Live, called SimX.