The article presents a simulation framework designed to support development of ultra-low duty cycle mobile ad-hoc network applications. In particular a railway vehicle monitoring system is considered, that is equipped with devices allowing cargo localization. In addition to GPS and GSM connectivity, a local radio network connection is added allowing aggregation of localization data from multiple nodes into a single node's GSM transmission in order to minimize energy consumption. A simulation model developed for studying network behavior and performance is presented, that allows to directly run the target code inside the simulator, features a sufficient clock drift model as well as detailed energy consumption profiling. The article provides model verification results and discusses it's future application.
Krzak, Ł. (2015). Simulation framework for modelling energy consumption in ultra-low duty cycle mobile ad-hoc networks. In IFAC-PapersOnLine (Vol. 28, pp. 290–295). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.07.049