Rapid Prototyping of a Wireless LAN Implementation Using a UML-Based System Design Methodology

Christos DROSOS  Dimitris METAFAS  Spyridon BLIONAS  George PAPADOPOULOS  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E87-D   No.8   pp.2058-2069
Publication Date: 2004/08/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Software Engineering
UML,  system design methodology,  wireless LAN,  

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The purpose of this paper is to present a rapid prototyping flow for the development of a wireless LAN system. The proposed system flow that was used for the development of the prototype is based on the use of UML (Unified Modeling Language). The UML and its real-time extensions are used to help the development phases of the prototype, mainly in the specification, co-simulation and validation of the design. The target of the development that was carried out with the application of the UML-based methodology is the implementation of an access point for a HIPERLAN/2 wireless network. Apart from the presentation of the UML-based system design methodology the paper also presents the application of the methodology for the implementation of the system prototype, the detailed software development and the results of the development.