In this home exam, you explore how information for performance analysis can be generated using simulation. It is specifically concerned with discrete event simulation as it typically used in operating systems and networks.
The central task of the home exam is to determine a small number of properties that can be derived from state variables of the simulation, and which can then be used to distinguish variations of a protocol from each other. It is your task to select the relevant state variables, compute properties from them, argue why these serve to distinguish the protocol variations, provide a suitable graphical representation of the properties, and explain your findings.
The delivery consists of a presentation suitable for projection in the classroom. The exam comprises both the presentation as delivered and your oral presentation in the classroom including the handling of questions. After the presentation, you have additional two weeks to improve the presentation slides before delivering the final version in Inspera.
In this home exam, we will focus on real-world mobile scenarios by exploring and analyzing datasets collected by conducting large-scale measurements on commercial mobile networks.
More specifically, you will be given a dataset that is composed of coverage measurements for different operators and radio technologies (LTE - NB-IoT). These measurements are conducted in different locations and under different settings. Your task is to compare the coverage performance for different scenarios both in space and time and evaluate whether the differences you observe are statistically significant.
The delivery consists of a presentation suitable for projection in the classroom. The exam comprises both the presentation as delivered and your oral presentation in the classroom including the handling of questions.
Home exam 1 relies on the simulator ns-3. This page points to files to download and collects FAQs.