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How to find energy consumption of the network in NS2?


The energy model represents the energy level of nodes in the network. The energy model defined in a node has an initial value that is the level of energy the node has at the beginning of the simulation. This energy is termed as initialEnergy_. In simulation, the variable “energy” represents the energy level in a node at any specified time. The value of initialEnergy_ is passed as an input argument. A node looses a particular amount of energy for every packet transmitted and every packet received. As a result, the value of initialEnergy_ in a node gets decreased. The energy consumption level of a node at any time of the simulation can be determined by finding the difference between the current energy value and initialEnergy_ value. If an energy level of a node reaches zero, it cannot receive or transmit anymore packets. The amount of energy consumption in a node can be printed in the trace file. The energy level of a network can be determined by summing the entire node’s energy level in the network.

Sample Code

#Filename: sample23.tcl

#*************ENERGY_CONSUMPTION ***************************88

#******************ENERGY MODEL ***************************88
# Simulator Instance Creation
set ns [new Simulator]

#Fixing the co-ordinate of simutaion area
set val(x) 500
set val(y) 500
# Define options
set val(chan) Channel/WirelessChannel ;# channel type
set val(prop) Propagation/TwoRayGround ;# radio-propagation model
set val(netif) Phy/WirelessPhy ;# network interface type
set val(mac) Mac/802_11 ;# MAC type
set val(ifq) Queue/DropTail/PriQueue ;# interface queue type
set val(ll) LL ;# link layer type
set val(ant) Antenna/OmniAntenna ;# antenna model
set val(ifqlen) 50 ;# max packet in ifq
set val(nn) 10 ;# number of mobilenodes
set val(rp) AODV ;# routing protocol
set val(x) 500 ;# X dimension of topography
set val(y) 400 ;# Y dimension of topography
set val(stop) 10.0 ;# time of simulation end
set val(energymodel) EnergyModel ;#Energy set up
# set up topography object
set topo [new Topography]
$topo load_flatgrid $val(x) $val(y)

#Energy details file
set en [open w]

#Transmission range setup

#********************************** UNITY GAIN, 1.5m HEIGHT OMNI DIRECTIONAL ANTENNA SET UP **************

Antenna/OmniAntenna set X_ 0
Antenna/OmniAntenna set Y_ 0
Antenna/OmniAntenna set Z_ 1.5
Antenna/OmniAntenna set Gt_ 1.0
Antenna/OmniAntenna set Gr_ 1.0

#********************************** SET UP COMMUNICATION AND SENSING RANGE ***********************************

#default communication range 250m

# Initialize the SharedMedia interface with parameters to make
# it work like the 914MHz Lucent WaveLAN DSSS radio interface
$val(netif) set CPThresh_ 10.0
$val(netif) set CSThresh_ 2.28289e-11 ;#sensing range of 500m
$val(netif) set RXThresh_ 2.28289e-11 ;#communication range of 500m
$val(netif) set Rb_ 2*1e6
$val(netif) set Pt_ 0.2818
$val(netif) set freq_ 914e+6
$val(netif) set L_ 1.0
# configure the nodes
$ns node-config -adhocRouting $val(rp) \
-llType $val(ll) \
-macType $val(mac) \
-ifqType $val(ifq) \
-ifqLen $val(ifqlen) \
-antType $val(ant) \
-propType $val(prop) \
-phyType $val(netif) \
-channelType $val(chan) \
-topoInstance $topo \
-energyModel $val(energymodel) \
-initialEnergy 10 \
-rxPower 0.5 \
-txPower 1.0 \
-idlePower 0.0 \
-sensePower 0.3 \
-agentTrace ON \
-routerTrace ON \
-macTrace OFF \
-movementTrace ON

# Node Creation

for {set i 0} {$i < 3} {incr i} {

set energy($i) [expr rand()*500]

$ns node-config -initialEnergy $energy($i) \
-rxPower 0.5 \
-txPower 1.0 \
-idlePower 0.0 \
-sensePower 0.3

set node_($i) [$ns node]
$node_($i) color black
set E($i) $energy($i)


for {set i 0} {$i < $val(nn) } { incr i } {

set CE($i) [expr $InitialEnergy($i) – $FinalEnergy($i)]
puts $en "Energy consumption($i) = $CE($i)"

set energyConsumption 0

for {set i 0} {$i < $val(nn) } { incr i } {

set energyConsumption [expr $CE($i) + $energyConsumption]


find energy consumption of the network in NS2
energy consumption of the network