A Software Tool for Federated Simulation of Wireless Sensor Networks and Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

  • Ewa Niewiadomska-Szynkiewicz
  • Andrzej Sikora
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7133)


The applicability of parallel discrete event simulation to design and evaluation of ad hoc networks is discussed. In this paper we describe the design, functionality, implementation and performance of our software system named MobASim. It is a Java-based integrated framework for wireless sensor and mobile ad hoc networks simulation performed on parallel computers and computer clusters that utilizes the paradigm of federating simulators and asynchronous distributed simulation technology. The computational results presented in the final part of the paper show the efficiency of parallel simulation performed upon MobASim and the application of our tool to design self-organizing communication network.


Ad hoc network MANET WSN discrete event system (DEVS) parallel discrete event simulation (PDES) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ewa Niewiadomska-Szynkiewicz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Andrzej Sikora
    • 1
  1. 1.Research and Academic Computer Network (NASK)WarsawPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Control and Computation EngineeringWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

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