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A Hierarchical Simulation Environment for Mobile Wireless Networks


A hierarchical simulator has been designed for multi- media communication protocols in a wireless mobile environment. The hierarchical approach integrates performance evaluation of protocols with their imple- ment ation. The approach supports scalability studies of the protocols in an efficient manner using coarse grain models that abstract implementation details of the protocol and its execution environment by a few key parameters. Fine grain, low-level models that capture implementation details are used for detailed evaluation of small networks and for automatic im- plementation on radio platforms. The design, eval- uation, and implementation cycle is closed by feed- ing the measurements from the implementation back into the model to improve its accuracy. The paper describes the use of the environment in the evalua- tion and implementation of a cluster-based multihop protocol for multimedia traffic.

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Proceedings of 1995 Winter Simulation Conference, Arlington, VA, January. 1995


R. Bagrodia
Mario Gerla
L. Kleinrock
J. Short
J.T. Tsai