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A Research Survey on Experimental Tools for Simulating Wireless Sensor Networks

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2013 by IJCA Journal
Volume 79 - Number 16
Year of Publication: 2013
Authors:
V. Chandrasekaran
S. Anitha
A. Shanmugam
10.5120/13942-1588

V Chandrasekaran, S Anitha and A Shanmugam. Article: A Research Survey on Experimental Tools for Simulating Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications 79(16):1-9, October 2013. Full text available. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {V. Chandrasekaran and S. Anitha and A. Shanmugam},
	title = {Article: A Research Survey on Experimental Tools for Simulating Wireless Sensor Networks},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2013},
	volume = {79},
	number = {16},
	pages = {1-9},
	month = {October},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

The success of Wireless Sensor Networks lies in the fact that the tools available for detecting the failures are demonstrated in many long term implementations. WSNs are scarce or limited resources, delicate, difficult in analysis and prone to mistakes easily by nature. With the ease of tools installations increases, nowadays the causes of failure identification in such a network becomes efficient. Due to the high cost and increased time consumption of deployment of WSNs, almost in all the fields, many experimental tools are used before real environment implementation. From 2005 onwards, these tools are rapidly increased in number and performance proportionately with the emerged new technologies. In this survey, many tools are discussed and compared with several features for implementation. Even though many tools are developed for different applications, still there exists open challenges' regarding its reachability, suppleness, simplicity, locality of nodes and protection. To avoid these issues, WSNs platforms and operating systems has to be matured by having improved diagnostic capability. The key objective of this work is to review various tools available for the emerging Wireless Sensor Network and its services suitable for different categories of applications by performing different functions thus paving the way for changes in Information and Communication field in the upcoming years.

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