Wireless Design Platform Combining Simulation and Testbed Environments

  • Alain Fourmigue
  • Bruno Girodias
  • Luiza Gheorghe
  • Gabriela Nicolescu
  • El Mostapha Aboulhamid


Abstract Longer range, faster speed and stronger links are mandatory characteristics of today’s wireless systems. Tremendous efforts are being made to create new and improved wireless protocols providing these features. The complexity of these protocols requires fast and accurate validation methodologies. Simulation-based approaches for validation help to capture the expected behavior, but the proposed designs might not work in real life situations due to lack of accurate models. The approaches based on testbed platforms are able to test designs in real life settings, but the flexibility of the design is reduced and the design exploration becomes a complex task. This chapter presents a hybrid platform composed of a simulation tool and a testbed environment to facilitate the design and improve test accuracy of new wireless protocols.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alain Fourmigue
    • 1
  • Bruno Girodias
    • 1
  • Luiza Gheorghe
    • 1
  • Gabriela Nicolescu
    • 1
  • El Mostapha Aboulhamid
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringEcole Polytechnique MontrealMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Operations ResearchUniversity of MontrealMontrealCanada

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