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Nowadays, the increasing need to digitally handle information everywhere everytime helps the spread of some new technologies and services. One of these technologies is Near Field Communication (NFC) which is a short range wireless connectivity technology. NFC technology invades the world by many trails in different countries as it gives out many ways of communication and transaction in a very comfortable, user-friendly way. Many electronic services will be accessible to different kinds of users. So there is an essential need for simulation module that can play an important role in the study of the underlying protocols to assist evaluation of different solutions of the system and testing many changes without having to carry them out. The main protocol of the NFC technology is the Near Field Communication Interface and Protocol (NFCIP-1). This paper presents an extension simulation module for the NFCIP-1 over the network simulator (NS-2). Simulation results are compared to measurement results of a real NFC system. Results showed the efficiency of the implemented module. The simulated results differ from measured values by an approximate value of 12% for data transfer and 8% for throughput.
Date of Conference: 28-30 March 2010