3rd International ICST Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools

Research Article

Simulation of wireless multi-* networks in NS-2

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.VALUETOOLS2008.4398,
        author={Laurent  Paquereau and Bjarne E.  Helvik},
        title={Simulation of wireless multi-* networks in NS-2},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={VALUETOOLS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Ns-2 multi-* wireless networks network layer architecture},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.VALUETOOLS2008.4398}
    }
    
  • Laurent Paquereau
    Bjarne E. Helvik
    Year: 2010
    Simulation of wireless multi-* networks in NS-2
    VALUETOOLS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.VALUETOOLS2008.4398
Laurent Paquereau1,*, Bjarne E. Helvik1,*
  • 1: Centre for Quantifiable Quality of Service in Communication Systems, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
*Contact email: laurent.paquereau@q2s.ntnu.no, bjarne@q2s.ntnu.no

Abstract

Multi-technology, multi-homed, multi-hop, multi-interface, multi-channel, multi-route, multi-destination etc. Emerging wireless networks are multi-* networks. Emerging wireless networks are also no longer stand-alone and self-contained networks but connected to external networks. Simulating such complex systems requires advanced network simulation tools. The network simulator 2 (ns-2) is one of the most widely used simulators and has constantly been enriched to design, test and evaluate new network architectures and protocols. This paper motivates and presents the design and implementation of a network layer architecture that extends the functionality of ns-2 to support the aforementioned features. In particular, it provides support for multiple interfaces, potentially of different types, and multiple routing and forwarding protocols running on the same node.