Written by dimitris giatsios Friday, 23 April 2010 11:28
I've used OMF for a number of simple experiments, like evaluating the effect of rate control algorithms in static congested adhoc scenarios or testing the performance of various routing protocols. It is really time-saving, as you can quickly reconfigure your experiment through slight changes in a simple experiment script. You can also schedule changes to happen while the experiment is running, like nodes turning active or changing the sending rate. There's a mailing list where omf-users get immediate response to their questions and, for those who are interested in helping with the development process, OMF is built to be generic and it's not hard to add support for new applications or extend it with new features.
Topology - Connectivity tool
Written by Vasileios Miliotis Thursday, 22 April 2010 16:31
Using several testbeds for my experiments, the most useful information I needed, was to know exactly the connectivity between wireless nodes. Especially when experimenting on Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) algorithms, the amount of information I needed was extremely augmented because I needed connectivity information for several channels. With the Topology - Connectivity tool developed by NITlab, I was able to smartly choose the topology for my experiments and gain valuable time for the details of my implementation. Giving to public this valuable tool, NITlab added one more stunning feature to its functionality and gave ease-of-use to its users.