In many cases it is impractical to experiment on real wireless sensor network systems; there are several reasons for this. First, a proposed hardware platform, while theoretically possible, may not be manufactured.An example of this is a low power system-on-chip hardware platform that, while possible, is not yet practical to manufacture due to up-front design, mask, and fabrication costs. Second, even if the hardware platform exists, it may be prohibitively expensive. Hence simulators are built , many of these simulators are designed for other types of networks; for instance, wired TCP/IP networks. Others, though wireless, are made to simulate WLAN networks and 802.11 protocols, and are also inherently IP networks. Also, some simulators that are designed specifically for sensor networks are limited to a specific programming environment. We introduce Wish ; a wireless sensor network simulator designed to address these problems. Wish is built from the ground up to simulate sensor networks. Wish is efficient; it scales to simulate networks with thousands of nodes faster than real-time on a typical desktop computer. Wish is component based and easily reconfigurable to adapt to different: levels of simulation detail and accuracy; communication media; sensors and actuators; environmental conditions; protocols; and applications. In many cases it is impractical to experiment on real wireless sensor network systems; there are several reasons for this. First, a proposed hardware platform, while theoretically possible, may not be manufactured. An example of this is a low power system-on-chip hardware platform that, while possible, is not yet practical to manufacture due to up-front design, mask, and fabrication costs. Second, even if the hardware platform exists, it may be prohibitively expensive. Hence simulators are built, many of these simulators are designed for other types of networks; for instance, wired TCP/IP networks. Others, though wireless, are made to simulate WLAN networks and 802.11 protocols, and are also inherently IP networks. Also, some simulators that are designed specifically for sensor networks are limited to a specific programming environment. We introduce Wish ; a wireless sensor network simulator designed to address these problems. Wish is built from the ground up to simulate sensor networks. Wish is efficient; it scales to simulate networks with thousands of nodes faster than real-time on a typical desktop computer. Wish is component based and easily reconfigurable to adapt to different: levels of simulation detail and accuracy; communication media; sensors and actuators; environmental conditions; protocols; and applications.

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A wireless sensor network simulator
Wish

Manish Sharma  

In many cases it is impractical to experiment on real wireless sensor network systems; there are several reasons for this. First, a proposed hardware platform, while theoretically possible, may not be manufactured.An example of this is a low power system-on-chip hardware platform that, while possible, is not yet practical to manufacture due to up-front design, mask, and fabrication costs. Second, even if the hardware platform exists, it may be prohibitively expensive. Hence simulators are built , many of these simulators are designed for other types of networks; for instance, wired TCP/IP networks. Others, though wireless, are made to simulate WLAN networks and 802.11 protocols, and are also inherently IP networks. Also, some simulators that are designed specifically for sensor networks are limited to a specific programming environment. We introduce Wish ; a wireless sensor network simulator designed to address these problems. Wish is built from the ground up to simulate sensor networks. Wish is efficient; it scales to simulate networks with thousands of nodes faster than real-time on a typical desktop computer. Wish is component based and easily reconfigurable to adapt to different: levels of simulation detail and accuracy; communication media; sensors and actuators; environmental conditions; protocols; and applications. In many cases it is impractical to experiment on real wireless sensor network systems; there are several reasons for this. First, a proposed hardware platform, while theoretically possible, may not be manufactured. An example of this is a low power system-on-chip hardware platform that, while possible, is not yet practical to manufacture due to up-front design, mask, and fabrication costs. Second, even if the hardware platform exists, it may be prohibitively expensive. Hence simulators are built, many of these simulators are designed for other types of networks; for instance, wired TCP/IP networks. Others, though wireless, are made to simulate WLAN networks and 802.11 protocols, and are also inherently IP networks. Also, some simulators that are designed specifically for sensor networks are limited to a specific programming environment. We introduce Wish ; a wireless sensor network simulator designed to address these problems. Wish is built from the ground up to simulate sensor networks. Wish is efficient; it scales to simulate networks with thousands of nodes faster than real-time on a typical desktop computer. Wish is component based and easily reconfigurable to adapt to different: levels of simulation detail and accuracy; communication media; sensors and actuators; environmental conditions; protocols; and applications.

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