Free and open source network simulation mapper for your Mac
Version: 0.2.8The NS-Mapper ad-hoc scenario editor is improved and extended by adding more realistic strategies, such as random based node placement, movement and traffic to the ad-hoc simulation of the Network Simulator 2 (NS-2).
Operating System: Mac OS X
In contrast to many other scenario editors, which generate node motion and traffic, the NS-Mapper is not limited to only one special category. The NS-Mapper connects modelling, random node placement, random ad-hoc routing and random traffic tools in only one single application, whereas most other available tools, described in the proceeding sections, can only calculate and vary scenarios as a whole at once.
The NS-Mapper editor consists of two layers: The default GUI-based version, in which scenarios can be modelled by the user and a command line version for creating simulation files from scenario descriptions automatically. A NS-Mapper scenario contains manually modelled nodes and node mobility, as well as randomly created nodes and their movement.
A user can manually define the number, the position and the mobility of nodes, he is particularly interested in, as well as their traffic pattern. Additionally, he can let the editor randomly create a given number of additional nodes to form a larger ad-hoc network. NS-Mapper scenarios can then be used to create a number of NS-2 simulation files, in which all random elements are recalculated by different seed settings.
This allows the creation of scenarios with a group of fixed nodes and some random nodes. The fixed nodes behave in a predetermined way and the random nodes create background traffic and provide connectivity in the ad-hoc network, according to some general