Wireless IP Simulator

  • Kuijpers, Gerben (Project Participant)
  • Kuipers, Martijn (Project Participant)

Project Details


The Wireless IP Simulator is a event driven network simulator written in C++. The simulator is known to run on at least win32 and *nix platforms. A lot of time has been invested in creating a simple/stable framework to extend the simulator. This has already been proven time well spend, as it is now relatively easy to add new protocols. The simulator is divided into the following layers: medium (physical medium), medium access, data-link, IP, transport protocols, applications. Every layer in the simulator can be approached as an isolated box. This makes the simulator a useful too to try out new protocols or to improve existing protocols. The input of the simulator has to be written into (at least) two text- files; scenario file and network-file, The scenario file describes what applications should be ran at what times, and it also describes the movement of the nodes. The network file is a file that described the network by its nodes, interfaces, protocols, etc. The WIPsim is being used in the IP-lab for research in the following areas: IP, ad-hoc networks, personal area networks and wireless LANs. The project-coordinators of the Wireless IP Simulator are both Ph.D. Students of the WING-group, but since it release there are a number of universities working with the simulator. The Wireless IP simulator is released under the GNU GPL v.2.0 and can be found at http://www.wipsim.net. (Martijn Kuipers, Gerben Kuijpers)
Effective start/end date31/12/200431/12/2004