Sensors 2013, 13(6), 7454-7471; doi:10.3390/s130607454
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A Proposal for Modeling Real Hardware, Weather and Marine Conditions for Underwater Sensor Networks

Institut ITACA, Universitat Politècnica de València, Edifici 8G, 46022, València, Spain
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Received: 2 May 2013; in revised form: 3 June 2013 / Accepted: 3 June 2013 / Published: 7 June 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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Abstract: Network simulators are useful for researching protocol performance, appraising new hardware capabilities and evaluating real application scenarios. However, these tasks can only be achieved when using accurate models and real parameters that enable the extraction of trustworthy results and conclusions. This paper presents an underwater wireless sensor network ecosystem for the ns-3 simulator. This ecosystem is composed of a new energy-harvesting model and a low-cost, low-power underwater wake-up modem model that, alongside existing models, enables the performance of accurate simulations by providing real weather and marine conditions from the location where the real application is to be deployed.
Keywords: underwater wireless sensor networks, simulation platform, ns-3, modeling real hardware

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Climent, S.; Capella, J.V.; Blanc, S.; Perles, A.; Serrano, J.J. A Proposal for Modeling Real Hardware, Weather and Marine Conditions for Underwater Sensor Networks. Sensors 2013, 13, 7454-7471.

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Climent S, Capella JV, Blanc S, Perles A, Serrano JJ. A Proposal for Modeling Real Hardware, Weather and Marine Conditions for Underwater Sensor Networks. Sensors. 2013; 13(6):7454-7471.

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Climent, Salvador; Capella, Juan V.; Blanc, Sara; Perles, Angel; Serrano, Juan J. 2013. "A Proposal for Modeling Real Hardware, Weather and Marine Conditions for Underwater Sensor Networks." Sensors 13, no. 6: 7454-7471.

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