1st International ICST Workshop on OMNeT++

Research Article

FACTS - An OMNet++ Based Simulator for Aeronautical Communications

        author={Felix Hoffmann and Christian Bauer and Daniel Medina and Serkan Ayaz},
        title={FACTS - An OMNet++ Based Simulator for Aeronautical Communications},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on OMNeT++},
        keywords={Algorithms Performance Design},
  • Felix Hoffmann
    Christian Bauer
    Daniel Medina
    Serkan Ayaz
    Year: 2010
    FACTS - An OMNet++ Based Simulator for Aeronautical Communications
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.3004
Felix Hoffmann1,*, Christian Bauer1,*, Daniel Medina1,*, Serkan Ayaz1,*
  • 1: German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Communications and Navigation, D-82234 Wessling, Germany.
*Contact email: Felix.Hoffmann@DLR.de, christian.bauer@dlr.de, Daniel.Medina@DLR.de, Serkan.Ayaz@DLR.de


In this paper, we present a concept for an aeronautical communications simulator based on the discrete event simulation platform OMNeT++. In the aeronautic environment, there is a mutual dependency between the movement of the aircraft and the data traffic that is generated, making an accurate modeling particularly difficult. In addition, such a simulator requires a modular architecture due to the heterogeneous link situation and variety of application scenarios that it will have to deal with.