2nd International IEEE Conference on Communication System Software and Middleware

Research Article

BARAKA: A Hybrid Simulator of SANETs

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/COMSWA.2007.382424,
        author={Thomas  Halva Labella and Isabel Dietrich and Falko  Dressler},
        title={BARAKA: A Hybrid Simulator of SANETs},
        proceedings={2nd International IEEE Conference on Communication System Software and Middleware},
        keywords={Actuators  Communication networks  Computational modeling  Computer science  Computer simulation  Context  Hardware  Robot sensing systems  Routing  Wireless sensor networks},
  • Thomas Halva Labella
    Isabel Dietrich
    Falko Dressler
    Year: 2007
    BARAKA: A Hybrid Simulator of SANETs
    DOI: 10.1109/COMSWA.2007.382424
Thomas Halva Labella1,*, Isabel Dietrich1,*, Falko Dressler1,*
  • 1: Dept. of Computer Science 7, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Martensstr. 3, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
*Contact email: hlabella@ulb.ac.be, isabel.dietrich@informatik.uni-erlangen.de, dressler@informatik.uni-erlangen.de


We present BARAKA, a new simulator for SANETs. The evaluation of algorithms developed for communication and co-operation in this context is usually accomplished separately. On the one hand, network simulation helps to measure the efficiency of routing or medium access. On the other hand, robot simulators are used to evaluate the physical movements. Using two different simulators might introduce inconsistent results, and might make the transfer on real hardware harder. With the development of methods and techniques for co-operation in Sensor/Actuator Networks (SANETs), the need for integrated evaluation increased. To compensate this demand, we developed BARAKA. This tool provides integrated simulation of communication networks and robotic aspects. Thus, it allows the complete modelling of co-operation issues in SANETs including the performance evaluation of either robot actions or networking aspects while considering mutual impact.