UMBC ebiquity

Simulator to evaluate/prototype Local Area and Personal Area Wireless Network Protocols

Status: Past project

Project Description:

Rapid advances in wireless networks are making ubiquitous computing a reality. New standards (such as Bluetooth, HomeRF, etc.), products and, services are emerging rapidly. In such a dynamic environment, a comprehensive network simulator with good modeling/emulation capability would be an immensely useful tool to "prototype/test" new communication protocols and experiment interaction among existing protocols. The current efforts to build network simulator for Bluetooth PANs are limited by functionalities modeled. In this project we are enhancing Bluehoc, a Bluetooth extension to NS-2 released to simulate additional functionalities.

As a part of this project a common access point for Bluetooth, 802.11 and Wired LANs has been developed. Since Bluehoc currently does not support low power modes which is an important feature of Bluetooth devices, we are currently looking into issues related to simulating low power modes.On similar lines we are also investigating the dynamic nature of Bluetooth piconets and scatternets.

Start Date: December 2001

End Date: May 2002

Anupam Joshi

Bhagyalaxmi Bethala
Aniruddha Rangnekar

Dhananjay Phatak


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1 Refereed Publication


1. Bhagyalaxmi Bethala et al., "Design and Evaluation of a Common Access Point for Bluetooth, 802.11 and Wired LANs", InProceedings, Proc. International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications, June 2002, 2616 downloads.


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Research Areas:
 Mobile Computing