A Study On Under Water Network Simulators
Monika M, Dr. Shanta Rangaswamy
Keywords: Underwater Acoustic Networks, SUNSET, DESERT, Aqua-Sim, Aqua-net mate, NS-2, NS2-miracle.
ABSTRACT: In the recent years, a technology for communication in underwater has been rapidly progressed. Underwater communication methods include radio wave, optical and acoustic communication. Acoustic communication is considered as the ideal communication and is used in aqua applications monitoring of severe weather events, anthropogenic disturbances. So it is necessary to develop the network protocols for UAN’s, development, testing and validation of these protocols rely on simulations, as real sea experiments requires huge infrastructure investments. So study of open source simulators, emulator such as SUNSET, DESERT, Aqua Net Mate, and Aqua-Sim has gained importance. In this paper we survey the characteristics of these simulators and also carry out comparison between them.
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