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Google Summer of Code 2015 The ns-3 Network Simulator Project

802.15.4 realistic MAC and Energy Model

by vreg for The ns-3 Network Simulator Project

The current 802.15.4 MAC implementation in ns-3, lacks sleep features. The radio is assumed to be always active, which is not true for nodes deployed in the field which usually employ some sort of sleep/wake mechanism in order to conserve energy. The goal of this project is to develop a realistic MAC model and link it with the energy model in order to simulate realistic scenarios where a node’s energy can get depleted resulting in changes in the network topology.