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Pamvotis - IEEE 802.11 WLAN Simulator
DESCRIPTIONPamvotis is a Wireless LAN Simulator for all the current physical layer extentions of the IEEE 802.11 (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g) standard and for the IEEE 802.11e Draft for Quality of Service in WLANs.
- Support of data rate agility. This means that each node can work on its own data rate, depending on the distance from the receiver.
- Support of the hidden terminal problem. Nodes can be configured to be in LOS or NLOS, in order the hidden terminal problem to be investigated.
- Support of multiple sources on each node (new in Pamvotis 1.1).
- Support of a variety of different traffic sources: * Generic (abstract) traffic source, that produces traffic the packet generation rate and packet size of which can obey different distributions (new in Pamvotis 1.1): * FTP traffic source, as described in 3GPP TR 25.892 V.6.0.0. * HTTP traffic source, as described in 3GPP TR 25.892 V.6.0.0. * Video traffic source, as described in 3GPP TR 25.892 V.6.0.0.
- Support of all new physical layers of the IEEE 802.11g specification which include: * ERP-DSSS/CCK: Support of IEEE 802.11 data rates (1, 2 Mb/s) and IEEE 802.11b data rates (1, 2, 5.5 and 11 Mb/s). * ERP-OFDM: Support of all extended data rates defined in IEEE 802.11a and IEEE 802.11g (6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mb/s). * ERP-PBCC: Support of the extended data rates of 22Mb/s and 33Mb/s. * DSSS-OFDM: Support of the extended rates of the IEEE 802.11a with DSSS preamble and OFDM payload
- Support of absence / existence of non-ERP nodes. This advantage utilizes the option of the IEEE 802.11g protocol to adjust the network parameters depending if all nodes support IEEE 802.11g (absence of non-ERP nodes) or some nodes support only 802.11b or earlier (existence of non-ERP nodes).
- Support of the new CTS-to-Self virtual carrier sense and protection mechanism: This means that a node can support RTS/CTS or the new (defined in IEEE 802.11g specification) CTS-to-Self virtual carrier sense mechanism for better network performance.
- Support of the IEEE 802.11e EDCA function for Quality of Service (QoS) and Service Differentiation in IEEE 802.11 WLANs.
- Support of many statistic results, which show detailed information concerning the MAC layer performance. Those are: Throughput in bits and packets per second, utilization, media access delay, queuing delay, total packet delay, delay jitter, mean number of retransmission attempts and mean packet queue length.
- Many functions (for developers), that help use Pamvotis as an embedded simulator effectively, like adding or removing sources and nodes at any time (new in Pamvotis 1.1).
- Cross platform operation,meaning operation in any OS with Java Runtime Environment installed (Windows, Linux, Solaris, MacOS).
- User friendly interface, which allows quick and easy simulation configurations.
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