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This model for the Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol for mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) was developed by Lyes Guemari.  It runs under the commercially available OPNET communications system simulation software, and was developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to facilitate the development and evaluation of multihop wireless networks.  This product is intended to provide a tool for researchers and designers who need to conduct OPNET simulations of MANETs. The routing protocol on which this simulation model is based is documented as an Internet Draft on the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) MANET web page.


NOTE: This software runs on OPNET 7 and does not run on OPNET 6

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  • NOTICE: A new version of the AODV model download file, containing the source code for the model, was substituted as of 6/4/01. The compressed file has the same name, and installs in a directory that is the same as that of the former download file. Updated files on 7/17/01.

    Second version (added 8/31/01): Lyes writes, "After the first release, I started working on a new version of the model. The first idea was the optimization of the execution time. So, I changed all dynamic structures with static arrays, which worked quiet fine. After that, I ended up redid the whole model: First, I implemented the random waypoint mobility scheme, which is a bit more sophisticated than the one we had. Second, I removed the sink module which was practically useless. Third, I added the idea of dynamic flow attribution in the traffic model. Finally, I added some modifications to the AODV specs and implemented them in the aodv process model."