A Wi-Fi Simulation Model Which Supports Channel Scanning across Multiple Non-overlapping Channels in NS3
2014 IEEE 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA) (2014)
Victoria, BC, Canada
May 13, 2014 to May 16, 2014
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/AINA.2014.36
Multi-Channel Wi-Fi experiments are quickly becoming more common and relevant as Wi-Fi deployments have become extremely popular and dense in recent years. There are many simulation tools available for Wi-Fi simulation, but few are widely used, and some are not designed specifically with wireless in mind. In this paper, the NS3 environment is recognized as a promising tool for which for this type of work. Limitations in certain simulation scenarios are identified with respect to the existing NS3 wireless modules. A novel NS3 simulation module is proposed, which provides support for multi-channel Wi-Fi AP selection, so that user devices may scan several non-interfering channels and select the best AP according to IEEE 802.11 criteria. The simulation module presented is carefully studied, evaluated and validated, and is ready for use.
IEEE 802.11 Standards, Delays, Interference, Wireless communication, Throughput, Mathematical model, Peer-to-peer computing
J. B. Ernst, S. C. Kremer and J. J. Rodrigues, "A Wi-Fi Simulation Model Which Supports Channel Scanning across Multiple Non-overlapping Channels in NS3," 2014 IEEE 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), Victoria, BC, Canada, 2014, pp. 268-275.