The note below explains how this can be done in NetSim v9.0.


To Enable Beacon Mode:

1. Right click on the SinkNode and select properites.

2. In the datalink layer properties set BeaconMode to Enable. You will find two new properties SuperframeOrder and BeaconOrder.

3. By default both the properties are set to 15.(This is equivalent to Beacon Disabled mode)

4. For beacons to be transmitted set the values less than 15. 



The Superframe order should always be less than or equal to the Beacon order (0<=S0<=BO<=14). These values not only determines the total beacons transmitted, but also the period of inactivity for the sensors.

 

There are no application metrics for WSN and users can calculate delay manually from the packet trace. The Phy layer end time and Phy layer arrival time columns can be used for this purpose.


Please refer the experiment on "study the superframe structure and analyze the effect of superframe order on throughput" for better understanding.