Cross-level sensor network simulation with COOJA

Österlind, Fredrik and Dunkels, Adam and Eriksson, Joakim and Finne, Niclas and Voigt, Thiemo (2006) Cross-level sensor network simulation with COOJA. In: First IEEE International Workshop on Practical Issues in Building Sensor Network Applications (SenseApp 2006), November 2006, Tampa, Florida, USA.



Simulators for wireless sensor networks are a valuable tool for system development. However, current simulators can only simulate a single level of a system at once. This makes system development and evolution difficult since developers cannot use the same simulator for both high-level algorithm development and low-level development such as device-driver implementations. We propose cross-level simulation, a novel type of wireless sensor network simulation that enables holistic simultaneous simulation at different levels. We present an implementation of such a simulator, COOJA, a simulator for the Contiki sensor node operating system. COOJA allows for simultaneous simulation at the network level, the operating system level, and the machine code instruction set level. With COOJA, we show the feasibility of the cross-level simulation approach.

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