Distributed Multi-Level Simulation of Wireless Sensor Networks

Conference: ARCS 2011 - 24th International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems
02/22/2011 - 02/23/2011 at Como, Italy

Proceedings: ARCS 2011

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Lang, Mario; Haase, Jan; Wenninger, Joseph (Institute of Computer Technology, Vienna University of Technology, Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Vienna, Austria)

True autonomy of wireless sensor systems depends on their reliable operation for extended times without human intervention. Since the growing power demand of feature-rich applications cannot be satisfied only by improvements in battery technology this leads to the need of lean low-power system designs. A novel holistic approach for system simulation of ultra-low power wireless sensor networks is discussed. Focus of this paper is distributed modeling of instruction-accurate simulation components relevant to early power estimations and power profiling of new wireless sensor node designs both on node and network level. The use of adaptive multi-threading leads to considerable hard- and software co-simulation speedup, especially when simulating dynamic environments.