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Modeling and Tools for Network Simulation

  • Klaus Wehrle
  • Mesut Güneş
  • James Gross

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Introduction

    1. James Gross, Mesut Güneş
      Pages 1-11
  3. Part I. Tools and Methods for Network Simulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. George F. Riley, Thomas R. Henderson
      Pages 15-34
    3. Andras Varga
      Pages 35-59
    4. Jörg Sommer, Joachim Scharf
      Pages 61-68
    5. Daniel Bültmann, Maciej Mühleisen, Sebastian Max
      Pages 69-81
    6. Georg Kunz, Olaf Landsiedel, Georg Wittenburg
      Pages 83-97
    7. Muhammad Hamad Alizai, Lei Gao, Torsten Kempf, Olaf Landsiedel
      Pages 99-119
    8. Georg Kunz
      Pages 121-131
  4. Part II. Lower Layer Wireless Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. A. de Baynast, M. Bohge, D. Willkomm, J. Gross
      Pages 135-172
    3. M. Mühleisen, D. Bültmann, K. Klagges, M. Schinnenburg
      Pages 173-190
    4. Arne Schmitz, Marc Schinnenburg, James Gross, Ana Aguiar
      Pages 191-234
    5. F. Schmidt-Eisenlohr, O. Puñal, K. Klagges, M. Kirsche
      Pages 235-303
    6. M. Mühleisen, R. Jennen, M. Kirsche
      Pages 305-325
    7. Andras Berl
      Pages 327-339
    8. Sven Wiethoelter, Marc Emmelmann
      Pages 341-356
  5. Part III. Higher Layer Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Pengfei Di, Matthias Wählisch, Georg Wittenburg
      Pages 359-384

About this book


A crucial step during the design and engineering of communication systems is the estimation of their performance and behavior; especially for mathematically complex or highly dynamic systems network simulation is particularly useful. This book focuses on tools, modeling principles and state-of-the art models for discrete-event based network simulations, the standard method applied today in academia and industry for performance evaluation of new network designs and architectures. The focus of the tools part is on two distinct simulations engines: OmNet++ and ns-3, while it also deals with issues like parallelization, software integration and hardware simulations. The parts dealing with modeling and models for network simulations are split into a wireless section and a section dealing with higher layers. The wireless section covers all essential modeling principles for dealing with physical layer, link layer and wireless channel behavior. In addition, detailed models for prominent wireless systems like IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.16 are presented. In the part on higher layers, classical modeling approaches for the network layer, the transport layer and the application layer are presented in addition to modeling approaches for peer-to-peer networks and topologies of networks. The modeling parts are accompanied with catalogues of model implementations for a large set of different simulation engines. The book is aimed at graduate students and PhD students of computer science and electrical engineering as well as at researchers and practitioners from academia and industry that are dealing with network simulation at any layer of the protocol stack.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Wehrle
    • 1
  • Mesut Güneş
    • 2
  • James Gross
    • 1
  1. 1.RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.FU BerlinInstitut für InformatikBerlinGermany

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