On software tools and stack architectures for wireless network experiments

A. S. Abdallah, A. B. MacKenzie, L. A. Dasilva, M. S. Thompson

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Abstract

Simulation is still the most widely adopted performance evaluation technique in mobile ad hoc network research, in spite of a growing number of questions about the fidelity of this technique. Implementation-based testing and evaluation of wireless networks tends to produce believable results, but the technique sometimes suffers from poor repeatability, high implementation cost, and complex experimental logistics. The topic of this paper is software tools to enable implementation-based experimental research on wireless networks. We review some of the existing tools and propose the Flexible Internetwork Stack (FINS) framework, our open-source solution for network protocol implementation, integration, and testing. FINS aims to provide researchers with monitoring, logging, and reconfiguring utilities similar to the ones provided by simulation environments or emulation testbeds.1

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011
Pages2131-2136
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Mar 28 2011Mar 31 2011

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period3/28/113/31/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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    Abdallah, A. S., MacKenzie, A. B., Dasilva, L. A., & Thompson, M. S. (2011). On software tools and stack architectures for wireless network experiments. In 2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011 (pp. 2131-2136). [5779462] (2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2011.5779462