Proceedings of the Workshop on ns-3

Research Article

Simulation Module and Tools for XDense Sensor Network

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1145/3067665.3067680,
        author={Joao Loureiro and Pedro Santos and Raghuraman Rangarajan and Eduardo Tovar},
        title={Simulation Module and Tools for XDense Sensor Network},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the Workshop on ns-3},
        keywords={XDense ns-3 Sensor Networks Network-on-Chip NoC},
  • Joao Loureiro
    Pedro Santos
    Raghuraman Rangarajan
    Eduardo Tovar
    Year: 2017
    Simulation Module and Tools for XDense Sensor Network
    DOI: 10.1145/3067665.3067680
Joao Loureiro1,*, Pedro Santos1,*, Raghuraman Rangarajan1,*, Eduardo Tovar1,*
  • 1: CISTER/INESC-TEC, ISEP, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Porto, Portugal
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We present a ns-3 module developed for wired 2D mesh grid sensor network systems, that resemble Network-on-Chip architectures. It has been designed to enable complex feature extraction from sensed data in realtime with distributed processing. We provide the design speciÿcations, communication and processing delay models and a high level system model for XDense using ns-3. We validate our module by comparing its performance with a hardware implementation.