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The use of OMNeT++ modelling in WSN

Anggadjaja, Erwin and McLoughlin, Ian Vince (2012) The use of OMNeT++ modelling in WSN. In: Modelling WSNs Using OMNeT++. IGI Global, p. 22. (doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-0321-9.ch018) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:48775)

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Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have been used to observe and monitor many environments for specific purposes and in many ways over the past few years. A number of operational trade-offs are possible when planning a WSN, influencing coverage, bandwidth, redundancy, lifetime, expandability, and so on. However, for systems in potentially hazardous locations or those experiencing restricted access, system unreliability tends to be the greatest operational concern. In the process of creating reliable WSNs for hazardous locations, it is highly desirable to ensure both an accurate and a reliable system design prior to deployment, and with as little unnecessary trade-off as possible. Especially as sensing systems become larger and more complex, and potential failure modes increase, this becomes more difficult to achieve. In an attempt to answer the question of reliability assurance, the authors investigate WSNs in the context of accurate and fast modelling of such networks. A comprehensive comparison of three modelling tools (ns-2, OPNET, and OMNeT++) is explored in this chapter, concluding that OMNeT++ is worthy of study as an alternative to the other two more established tools. As an illustration of the use of OMNeT++, two modelling schemes are simulated and compared against the theory to determine both bit-level correctness, but also to demonstrate ease of modelling and analysis.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0321-9.ch018
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Ian McLoughlin
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2015 09:58 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:19 UTC
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McLoughlin, Ian Vince.

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