Mannasim Framework

Downloading and installing MannaSim Framework

The MannaSim Framework is provided in two flavors a ns-2.29 patch and source code. Detailed instructions for booth distribuctions is provided bellow.

ns-2.29 Patch

This is the simplest way to install Mannasim in an umodified ns-2.29 distribution. Steps 1-4 will guide installation process:

  1. Get ns-2.29 all-in-one package from ns site. Click here!.
  2. Get MannaSim Framework ns-2.29 patch. Click here!
  3. Type the following command on the ns-allinone-2.29 folder:
  4. patch -p1 < file_name.diff

  5. Install ns-2.29 as usual typing ns-allinone-2.29 folder:
  6. ./install

MannaSim Source Code

In this distribuction, the user is provided with full source code and should put MannaSim files and ns-2.29 modifications in correct places. This version is intended for users whose NS-2.29 distribution has already been changed.

Follow the steps presented bellow for MannaSim Source code installation:

  1. Get ns-2.29 all-in-one package from ns site. Click here!.
  2. Get MannaSim Framework tar.gz file. Click here!
  3. Unpack the tar.gz file into ns-2.29 main folder (if using ns all-in-one distribution ns-allinone-2.29/ns-2.29 folder). Inside mannasim/ folder just created look for a ns-modified-files/ folder. where ns-2.29 modified files are stored.
  4. Substitue ns-2.29 files listed bellow by it's MannaSim version stored in ns-modified-files/ folder in mannasim/ directory.
    • ns-2.29/apps/
    • ns-2.29/common/ns-process.h
    • ns-2.29/common/
    • ns-2.29/common/packet.h
    • ns-2.29/mac/
    • ns-2.29/tcl/lib/ns-lib.tcl
    • ns-2.29/tcl/lib/ns-default.tcl
    • ns-2.29/
  5. In ns-2.29 main folder re-run configuration script and then re-compile the system:
  6.    ./configure

IMPORTANT: if it's user interest to see detailed information about each modification, including added code, please click here.

MannaSim TCL Examples

To test MannaSim installation two simulation scripts are provided bellow. The first one simulates a flat network of homogeneous sensors and the second a hierarchical network composed of two diferent classes of sensor nodes.

Click on the links to get the TCL code:

  1. Flat homogeneous network TCL Script. Click here!.
  2. Hierarchical heterogeneous network TCL Script. Click here!.