3rd International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques

Research Article

Beacon Frame based Network Simulation using TrueTime Network Simulator

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2010.8646,
        author={Christian  Ro\`{a}berg and Andr\^{e}  Fro\`{a} and Daniel  Fro\`{a} and Ulrich  Heinkel},
        title={Beacon Frame based Network Simulation using TrueTime Network Simulator},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={SIMUTOOLS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={IEEE802.15.4 TrueTime network simulation},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2010.8646}
    }
    
  • Christian Roßberg
    André Froß
    Daniel Froß
    Ulrich Heinkel
    Year: 2010
    Beacon Frame based Network Simulation using TrueTime Network Simulator
    SIMUTOOLS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2010.8646
Christian Roßberg1,*, André Froß1,*, Daniel Froß1,*, Ulrich Heinkel1,*
  • 1: Chemnitz University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Professorship Circuit and Systems Design
*Contact email: christian.rossberg@etit.tu-chemnitz.de, andre.fross@etit.tu-chemnitz.de, daniel.fross@etit.tu-chemnitz.de, ulrich.heinkel@etit.tu-chemnitz.de

Abstract

This paper presents an enhancement of a network simulator which allows the simulation of beacon-enabled IEEE802.15.4 wireless networks. The wireless communication standard IEEE802.15.4 implements two basic modes, the non-beaconenabled and the beacon-enabled mode. For low power networks the beacon-enabled mode is most suitable. A time base is given and inactive periods are predefined by a superframe structure. Another advantage of the beacon-enabled mode is that in a cell the nodes can operate as real-time network. TrueTime supports a lot of wired and wireless protocols but the beacon-enabled mode of the IEEE802.15.4 protocol is not implemented. Hence, the simulator was enhanced by the beacon-enabled mode.