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Section: Software

Prototype Software



WisMon is a Wireless Statistical Monitoring tool that generates real-time statistics from a unified list of packets, which come from possible different probes. This tool fulfills a gap on the wireless experimental field: it provides physical parameters on realtime for evaluation during the experiment, records the data for further processing and builds a single view of the whole wireless communication channel environment. WisMon is available as open source under the Cecill license, via .



Wextool aims to set up, run and make easier the analysis of wireless experiments. It is a flexible and scalable open-source tool that covers all the experimentation steps, from the definition of the experiment scenario to the generation and storage of results. Sources and binaries of Wextool 1.0 are available under the GPLv2 licence at .



CrunchXML is part of the Wireless Experimentation (WEX) toolbox, which aims to make easier the running and the analysis of wireless experimentations. In a nutshell, it implements an efficient synchronization and merging algorithm, which takes XML (or PDML) input trace files generated by multiple probes, and stores only the packets fields that have been marked as relevant by the user in a MySQL database –original pcap traces should be first formated in XML using wireshark. These operations are done in a smart way to balance the CPU resources between the central server (where the database is created) and the different probes (i.e., PC stations where the capture traces are located). CrunchXML is available under the GNU General Public License v2 at .

WiMAX ns-3


This simulation module for the ns-3 network simulator is based on the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard. It implements the PMP topology with TDD mode and aims to provide detailed and standard compliant implementation of the standard, supporting important features including QoS scheduling services, bandwidth management, uplink request/grant scheduling and the OFDM PHY layer. The module is available under the GNU General Public License at . It will be included in the official 3.8v release of ns-3.



BitHoc (BitTorrent for wireless ad hoc networks) enables content sharing among spontaneous communities of mobile users using wireless multi-hop connections. It is an open source software developed under the GPLv3 licence. A first version of BitHoc has been made public at . We want BitHoc to be the real testbed over which we evaluate our solutions for the support and optimization of file sharing in a mobile wireless environment where the existence of an infrastructure is not needed. The proposed BitHoc architecture includes two principal components: a membership management service and a content sharing service. In its current form it is composed of PDAs and smartphones equipped with WIFI adapters and Windows Mobile 6 operating system.



TICP [45] is a TCP-friendly reliable transport protocol to collect information from a large number of network entities. The protocol does not impose any constraint on the nature of the collected information: availability of network entities, statistics on hosts and routers, quality of reception in a multicast session, weather monitoring, etc. TICP ensures two main things: (i) the information to collect arrives entirely and correctly to the collector where it is stored and forwarded to upper layers, and (ii) the implosion at the collector and the congestion of the network are avoided by controlling the rate of sending probes. The congestion control part of TICP is designed with the main objective to be friendly with applications using TCP. Experimental results show that TICP can achieve better performance than using parallel TCP connections for the data collection. The code of TICP is available upon request, it is an open source software under the GPLv3 licence. More details on the protocol and the validation results can be found at and in the following publications [36] , [12] .


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