A Roadmap for Benchmarking in Wireless Networks

Shafqat Rehman 1 Thierry Turletti 1 Walid Dabbous 1
1 PLANETE - Protocols and applications for the Internet
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
Abstract : Experimentation is evolving as a viable and realistic performance analysis approach in wireless networking research. Realism is provisioned by deploying real software (network stack, drivers, OS), and hardware (wireless cards, network equipment, etc.) in the actual physical environment. However, the experimenter is more likely to be dogged by tricky issues because of calibration problems and bugs in the software/hardware tools. This, coupled with difficulty of dealing with multitude of hardware/software parameters and unpredictable characteristics of the wireless channel in the wild, poses significant challenges in the way of experiment repeatability and reproducibility. Furthermore, experimentation has been impeded by the lack of standard definitions, measurement methodologies and full disclosure reports that are particularly important to understand the suitability of protocols and services to emerging wireless application scenarios. Lack of tools to manage large number experiment runs, deal with huge amount of measurement data and facilitate peer-verifiable analysis further complicates the process. In this paper, we present a holistic view of benchmarking in wireless networks and formulate a procedure complemented by step-by-step case study to help drive future efforts on benchmarking in wireless network applications and protocols.
Complete list of metadatas

Cited literature [30 references]  Display  Hide  Download

https://hal.inria.fr/inria-00614167
Contributor : Shafqat Rehman <>
Submitted on : Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 10:28:22 PM
Last modification on : Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 1:56:06 AM
Long-term archiving on : Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 2:22:28 AM

File

RR-7707.pdf
Files produced by the author(s)

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : inria-00614167, version 1

Collections

Citation

Shafqat Rehman, Thierry Turletti, Walid Dabbous. A Roadmap for Benchmarking in Wireless Networks. [Research Report] RR-7707, INRIA. 2011, pp.34. ⟨inria-00614167⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

470

Files downloads

1019