Validation of WSN Simulators Through a Comparison with a Real Testbed.

  • Bergamini L
  • Crociani C
  • Vitaletti A
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Abstract

Simulation results can only approximate testbed ones but, at the best of our knowledge, only very few papers such as [11, 8, 12, 15] studied the reliability of simulators. In this work, we used the results of some experiments on Motelab [9] testbed as a baseline to evaluate the accuracy of NS-2 [3] and Castalia [10] simulators. Our results show that the use of simulators in default configurations may produce unreliable results in the considered scenario, but a simple tuning can significantly increase accuracy.

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  • Realistic Simulation
  • dblp

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Authors

  • Lorenzo Bergamini

  • Carlo Crociani

  • Andrea Vitaletti

  • Michele Nati

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