System-level Modeling of Wireless Integrated Sensor Networks

Kashif M. Virk, Knud Hansen, Jan Madsen

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    Wireless integrated sensor networks have emerged as a promising infrastructure for a new generation of monitoring and tracking applications. In order to efficiently utilize the extremely limited resources of wireless sensor nodes, accurate modeling of the key aspects of wireless sensor networks is necessary so that system-level design decisions can be made about the hardware and the software (applications and real-time operating system) architecture of sensor nodes. In this paper, we present a SystemC-based abstract modeling framework that enables system-level modeling of sensor network behavior by modeling the applications, real-time operating system, sensors, processor, and radio transceiver at the sensor node level and environmental phenomena, including radio signal propagation, at the sensor network level. We demonstrate the potential of our modeling framework by simulating and analyzing a small sensor network configuration.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Symposium on System-on-Chip (SoC)
    Publication date2005
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-9294-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventInternational Symposium on System-on-Chip - Tampere
    Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …


    ConferenceInternational Symposium on System-on-Chip
    Period01/01/2005 → …

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    Virk, K. M., Hansen, K., & Madsen, J. (2005). System-level Modeling of Wireless Integrated Sensor Networks. In International Symposium on System-on-Chip (SoC) IEEE.