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Cross-Layer Multi-Hop Simulator for Ad-Hoc IEEE 802.11e

Ferro, J.M. ; Velez, F. J.

Cross-Layer Multi-Hop Simulator for Ad-Hoc IEEE 802.11e, Proc Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications Symp. - WPMC, Lapland, Finland, Vol. -, pp. - - -, September, 2008.

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The purpose of this paper is to present a custom-made cross-layer network simulator for wireless IEEE 802.11e in a multi-hop environment. A previous work of our research team created a simulator just for single-hop physical plus MAC layers, which in this work was adapted to model the transmission of a packet from a source to a destination using intermediate nodes.
Some initial tests were performed using a simple routing algorithm, and the results obtained from these tests indicate that the system is capable of deliver the packets regardless of the source/destination, and successfully calculates several metrics such as end-to-end delay, and number of packets lost.