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Niehoefer/etal/2013a: The CNI Open Source Satellite Simulator based on OMNeT++

Bibtype Inproceedings
Bibkey Niehoefer/etal/2013a
Author Niehoefer, Brian and Subik, Sebastian and Wietfeld, Christian
Title The CNI Open Source Satellite Simulator based on OMNeT++
Booktitle 6th OMNeT++ Workshop
Address Cannes, France
Abstract Satellite services (e.g. Internet-over-Satellite or GPS)
are getting more and more important in our lives, whereby the
operational area is still growing. To guarantee those services,
reliable simulation tools are necessary to scale and validate
actual and future satellite systems. Therefore, this paper gives
an overview about development, functionalities and benefit of a
satellite simulation framework which is already available for
download, called the Open Source Satellite Simulator (OS3). The
use of OMNeT++ in combination with the INET framework allows the
release under public license as well as a platform independent
implementation. To provide an accurate and Comfortable tool, OS3
features a Graphical User Interface, live weather data
integration, high esolution altitude data, accurate satellite
movements, different visualization options, channel modeling and
much more. In order to ensure the correctness of simulation re-
sults, numerous xperimental and simulation tests were con-
ducted. A comparison between satellite position and ovement
predictions from OS3 and the corresponding values provided by a
DLR (German Aerospace Center) hosted website proves the accuracy
of the satellite movement simulation. The experimental alidation
was done by comparing simulated channel characteristics with
actual measurements. The result is not only a benchmark of the
accuracy of the simulation, it also proves the capability of OS3
to analyze existing or future satellite systems. Additionally, a
simulation for VoIP transmission over a satellite link was
implemented to show how OS3 can be applied to specific use cases.Satellite services (e.g. Internet-over-Satellite or GPS)
are getting more and more important in our lives, whereby the
operational area is still growing. To guarantee those services,
reliable simulation tools are necessary to scale and validate
actual and future satellite systems. Therefore, this paper gives
an overview about development, functionalities and benefit of a
satellite simulation framework which is already available for
download, called the Open Source Satellite Simulator (OS3). The
use of OMNeT++ in combination with the INET framework allows the
release under public license as well as a platform independent
implementation. To provide an accurate and Comfortable tool, OS3
features a Graphical User Interface, live weather data
integration, high esolution altitude data, accurate satellite
movements, different visualization options, channel modeling and
much more. In order to ensure the correctness of simulation re-
sults, numerous xperimental and simulation tests were con-
ducted. A comparison between satellite position and ovement
predictions from OS3 and the corresponding values provided by a
DLR (German Aerospace Center) hosted website proves the accuracy
of the satellite movement simulation. The experimental alidation
was done by comparing simulated channel characteristics with
actual measurements. The result is not only a benchmark of the
accuracy of the simulation, it also proves the capability of OS3
to analyze existing or future satellite systems. Additionally, a
simulation for VoIP transmission over a satellite link was
implemented to show how OS3 can be applied to specific use cases.
Month 3
Year 2013
Projekt SFB876-B4
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