PowerTOSSIM: Efficient Power Simulation for TinyOS Applications

Victor Shnayder, Mark Hempstead, Bor-rong Chen, and Matt Welsh, Harvard University


Energy is a crucial constraint in wireless sensor networks. Because of the cost and difficulty of deploying a sensor network, it is imperative to be able to obtain the power profile of an application before deployment. We present PowerTOSSIM, a power modeling extension to TOSSIM, a TinyOS simulator. PowerTOSSIM accurately models power consumed by TinyOS applications. We also include a detailed model of the power consumption of the Mica2 motes.



Install/usage instructions.

Detailed power model for the mica2.



SenSys'04 paper here. Slides from the talk here.

A poster shown at the Harvard Industrial Partnership meeting in Oct 2004: here.