SWARM-eTOSSIM: A simulator for distributed energy-constrained tiny devices

Mina Jung, Jae C. Oh

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Abstract

This paper presents a versatile heterogeneous sensor network simulator library that incorporates an online power model for real-time resource management research projects. The library integrates a well-known multi-agent simulator library Swarm, a popular sensor operating system, TinyOS, and a sensor network simulator tool called TOSSIM. The motivation of designing our library is to address difficulties in studying large-scale wireless sensor networks with energy constraints. The library supports the non-linear energy model used in PowerTOSSIMz, but unlike PowerTOSSIMz, which only supports an offline post-processing battery simulation, our library provides an online energy model. Furthermore, the integration with Swarm enables rich features of the Swarm libraries such as run-time probes, pre-defined simulation environments, data collection and analysis tools, powerful random number generators, and graphical user interfaces. We also enhanced TOSSIM so that heterogeneous TinyOS applications can be executed on simulated sensor nodes. Furthermore, the same source codes that run on the simulator can be deployed on actual hardware sensor nodes supporting an easier hardware/software co-design. The resulting simulator library, SWARM-eTOSSIM, provides versatile visualization tools for diagnostic analysis and a development environment for heterogeneous applications with consideration of real-time energy constraints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 10th International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems, ISADS 2011
Pages17-24
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - May 12 2011
Event2011 10th International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems, ISADS 2011 - Tokyo and Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: Mar 23 2011Mar 27 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2011 10th International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems, ISADS 2011

Other

Other2011 10th International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems, ISADS 2011
CountryJapan
CityTokyo and Hiroshima
Period3/23/113/27/11

Keywords

  • Heterogeneous applications
  • Online energy management
  • Power-awareness
  • PowerTOSSIMz
  • SWARM
  • TOSSIM
  • TinyOS 2.x
  • Wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Jung, M., & Oh, J. C. (2011). SWARM-eTOSSIM: A simulator for distributed energy-constrained tiny devices. In Proceedings - 2011 10th International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems, ISADS 2011 (pp. 17-24). [5741291] (Proceedings - 2011 10th International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems, ISADS 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISADS.2011.9