Towards Comparable Simulations of Cooperating Objects and Wireless Sensor Networks
Ref: HURRAY-TR-090707 Publication Date: 29, Jul, 2009
Towards Comparable Simulations of Cooperating Objects and Wireless Sensor NetworksRef: HURRAY-TR-090707 Publication Date: 29, Jul, 2009
Simulators are indispensable tools to support the development and testing of cooperating objects such as wireless sensor networks (WSN). However, it is often not possible to compare the results of different simulation tools. Thus, the goal of this paper is the specification of a generic simulation platform for cooperating objects. We propose a platform that consists of a set of simulators that together fulfill desired simulator properties. We show that to achieve comparable results the use of a common specification language for the software-under-test is not feasible. Instead, we argue that using common input formats for the simulated environment and common output formats for the results is useful. This again motivates that a simulation tool consisting of a set of existing simulators that are able to use common scenario-input and can produce common output which will bring us a step closer to the vision of achieving comparable simulation results.
Notes: Accepted in WSNPerf 2009