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dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, Dean Andrewen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2007-08-23T11:00:07Z
dc.date.available2007-11-01T11:27:43Z
dc.date.issued2007en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationArmstrong, D. A. (2007). Easing the Transition from Inspiration to Implementation: A Rapid Prototyping Platform for Wireless Medium Access Control Protocols (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/2528en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/2528
dc.description.abstractPacket broadcast networks are in widespread use in modern wireless communication systems. Medium access control is a key functionality within such technologies. A substantial research effort has been and continues to be invested into the study of existing protocols and the development of new and specialised ones. Academic researchers are restricted in their studies by an absence of suitable wireless MAC protocol development methods. This thesis describes an environment which allows rapid prototyping and evaluation of wireless medium access control protocols. The proposed design flow allows specification of the protocol using the specification and description language (SDL) formal description technique. A tool is presented to convert the SDL protocol description into a C++ model suitable for integration into both simulation and implementation environments. Simulations at various levels of abstraction are shown to be relevant at different stages of protocol design. Environments based on the Cinderella SDL simulator and the ns-2 network simulator have been developed which allow early functional verification, along with detailed and accurate performance analysis of protocols under development. A hardware platform is presented which allows implementation of protocols with flexibility in the hardware/software trade-off. Measurement facilities are integral to the hardware framework, and provide a means for accurate real-world feedback on protocol performance.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikatoen_NZ
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dc.subjectwirelessen_NZ
dc.subjectmedium access controlen_NZ
dc.subjectMACen_NZ
dc.subjectFPGAen_NZ
dc.subjectSDLen_NZ
dc.subjectnetworkingen_NZ
dc.subjectmeasurementen_NZ
dc.subjectsimulationen_NZ
dc.titleEasing the Transition from Inspiration to Implementation: A Rapid Prototyping Platform for Wireless Medium Access Control Protocolsen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineComputing and Mathematical Sciencesen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_NZ
uow.date.accession2007-08-23T11:00:07Zen_NZ
uow.date.available2007-11-01T11:27:43Zen_NZ
uow.identifier.adthttp://adt.waikato.ac.nz/public/adt-uow20070823.110007en_NZ
uow.date.migrated2009-06-12T04:49:00Zen_NZ
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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