Hybrid simulators for wireless sensor networks

Sain Saginbekov, Chingiz Shakenov

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6 Citations (Scopus)


Software development for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) is challenging due to characteristics of sensor nodes and the environment they are deployed in. Testing software in a real WSN testbed allows users to get reliable test results. However, real testbeds become more expensive as the number of sensor nodes in the network grows. Simulation tools are alternatives to real testbeds, because they are cheaper, faster and repeatable. However, simulation results are not reliable as that of testbeds. Therefore, there is a need for a testing tool that can leverage the advantages of testbeds and simulation tools. These tools are usually called hybrid simulators. This paper presents a survey of existing up-to-date hybrid simulators that use real sensor motes integrated with a simulator to make software development cheaper, repeatable and to make the results more reliable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Conference on Wireless Sensors, ICWiSE 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509016266
Publication statusPublished - Jun 28 2016
Event2016 IEEE Conference on Wireless Sensors, ICWiSE 2016 - Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Duration: Oct 10 2016Oct 12 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE Conference on Wireless Sensors, ICWiSE 2016


Conference2016 IEEE Conference on Wireless Sensors, ICWiSE 2016
CityLangkawi, Kedah

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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