An Event-Driven Wireless MAC Protocol Simulator

G.R.J. Linnenbank, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    Many multiple-access (MAC) protocols have been or are being proposed for wireless networks. As most of these multiple-access protocols are designed for specific applications (such as telephony) and analyzed accordingly, the analysis results can not always be adapted to situations where each user has a different behavior. Wireless MAC protocols for data communication are not straightforward to analyse. To quickly make a reliable judgement of the usability of a MAC protocol for specific situations, we designed a simulator that makes it simple to implement the protocol and test it in different configurations and with differently behaving users. Our simulator generates a large amount of quantitative performance information that can be processed with standard graph drawing tools and an integrated trace analyzer
    Original languageUndefined
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    EventIEEE International Conference on Personal Wireless Communications, ICPWC 1997 - Mumbai, India
    Duration: 17 Dec 199719 Dec 1997


    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Personal Wireless Communications, ICPWC 1997


    • IR-56242

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