Evaluating Wireless Multi-hop Networks Using a Combination of Simulation, Emulation, and Real World Experiments
2007 (English)In: Proceedings of the 1st international workshop on System evaluation for mobile platforms (MobiEval'07) / [ed] Pering, Agarwal, Corner, New York: ACM Association for Computing Machinery , 2007, 29-34 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Mobile ad hoc networks suffer from complex interactions between protocols on different levels. To identify and explain anomalies found in real world experiments we propose to combine real world testing with simulation and emulation. By inspecting the differences in the results obtained using the three evaluation methods we can efficiently identify when anomalies occur and get a hint about where to further investigate. Our approach has proved to be valuable in an extensive comparison of the routing protocols AODV, DSR, and OLSR. The study resulted in two gigabytes of log data that required an efficient and structured method to isolate important time regions for further manual analysis. We discuss our approach and present some key findings.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: ACM Association for Computing Machinery , 2007. 29-34 p.
ad hoc networks, test-bed, mobility, routing, measurements
Computer and Information Science
Research subject Computer Science with specialization in Computer Communication
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-77845DOI: 10.1145/1247721.1247728ISBN: 978-1-59593-762-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-77845DiVA: diva2:105758
MobiEval '07 Mobisys 2007 Workshop on System Evaluation for Mobile Platforms: Metrics, Methods, and Tools