Performance Evaluation of NS-2 Simulator for Wireless Sensor Networks

@article{Xue2007PerformanceEO,
  title={Performance Evaluation of NS-2 Simulator for Wireless Sensor Networks},
  author={Yunjiao Xue and Ho Sung Lee and Ming Yang and P. Kumarawadu and Hamada H. Ghenniwa and Weiming Shen},
  journal={2007 Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering},
  year={2007},
  pages={1372-1375}
}
Simulation for wireless sensor networks has become a challenging exercise due to the hardware design, energy constraints, and deployment of large number of nodes. NS-2 has been widely used in network simulations but does not perform well for wireless sensor networks. This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the NS-2 simulator based on performance evaluation of simulation results, and proposes some improvements needed in NS-2 to cope up with wireless sensor network simulations. 

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