Suitability of the Wireless Testbed W-ILab.t for VANET Research
Two quite different tools are normally used in the research of Vehicular Ad Hoc NETworks (VANET). Simulators are practical and cost-efficient, but are not entirely accurate representations of the real life situation. Field Operational Tests (FOT) provide exactly the opposite characteristics. A wireless testbed is situated somewhere in between, but has not yet been applied in VANET research. In this paper, it is researched if such a wireless testbed could be suitable for this kind of research. The corresponding requirements are defined, and it is investigated how the generic indoor wireless testbed w-iLab.t can be made compliant using only software adjustments.