1st International ICST Workshop on OMNeT++

Research Article

A Simulation Model of DYMO for Ad Hoc Routing in OMNeT++

        author={Christoph Sommer and Isabel Dietrich and Falko Dressler},
        title={A Simulation Model of DYMO for Ad Hoc Routing in OMNeT++},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on OMNeT++},
  • Christoph Sommer
    Isabel Dietrich
    Falko Dressler
    Year: 2010
    A Simulation Model of DYMO for Ad Hoc Routing in OMNeT++
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.3002
Christoph Sommer1,*, Isabel Dietrich1,*, Falko Dressler1,*
  • 1: Computer Networks and Communication Systems, Department of Computer Science, University of Erlangen, Germany
*Contact email: christoph.sommer@informatik.uni-erlangen.de, sabel.dietrich@informatik.uni-erlangen.de, dressler@informatik.uni-erlangen.de


Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) have evolved in the last years into standards in the communication world. By defnition, they do not need any network infrastructure to fa- cilitate communication between participating nodes. There- fore, they are dealing with new challenges in the context of ad hoc routing. In this paper, we present our new imple- mentation of the ad hoc routing protocol Dynamic MANET On Demand (DYMO) for the popular discrete event simula- tion environment OMNeT++. DYMO offers adaptation to changing network topology and determines unicast routes between nodes within the network on demand. Based on the developed model, we performed several simulation ex- periments to analyze the performance of DYMO with re- spect to changing network size and traffc conditions. The implementation of DYMO and the results of the simulation experiments are described in this paper.