Whilst the physical design and instrumentation of ad-hoc wireless sensor networks (WSNs) has recently received a lot of attention, it is often assumed that the system software for such devices will simply copy the design of software for larger, fixed, context-ignorant computers. We believe that this lack of experimentation is not conducive to developing optimal architectures and services for WSNs. In this paper we present SenSor: a simulation tool which facilitates experimentation with novel software architectures, by enabling a top-down approach to software design. This is in contrast with other simulation tools which offer a way to validate code for a particular hardware platform. We describe the top-down design method which SenSor facilitates with examples.
|Title of host publication||2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2005 Technical Proceedings|
|Editors||M. Laudon, B. Romanowicz|
|Place of Publication||Texas, US|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2005 - Anaheim, United States|
Duration: 8 May 2005 → 12 May 2005
|Conference||2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2005|
|Period||8/05/05 → 12/05/05|
- Computer simulation
- Computer systems
- Software engineering, Ad-hoc wireless sensor networks (WSN)
- Context-ignorant computers
- Top-down design
- Wireless sensor networks, Networks (circuits)
Mount, S. N. I., Newman, R. M., & Gaura, E. I. (2005). A simulation tool for system services in ad-hoc wireless sensor networks. In M. Laudon, & B. Romanowicz (Eds.), 2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2005 Technical Proceedings (pp. 423-426). Texas, US: NSTI.