|Title: openWNS - A Simulation Platform for IMT-Advanced Systems|
|Written by: Daniel Bueltmann and Maciej Muehleisen and Sebastian Max and Karsten Klagges and Marc Schinnenburg and Bernhard Walke|
|in: European Transactions on Telecommunications 2010|
|Volume: 21 Number: 8|
|on pages: 760--769|
|Publisher: John Wiley \& Sons, Ltd.|
Abstract: The open source Wireless Network Simulator (openWNS) is presented that has been developed by the Communication Networks (ComNets) research group at RWTH Aachen University. It has been released in January 2009 as open source software. openWNS is a dynamic event driven system level simulation platform that allows for investigation of dynamic protocol behaviour in multi-cellular mobile radio network scenarios and bases on detailed signal interference modeling. The simulation platform follows a modular design down to atomic protocol building blocks, which makes it possible to rapidly modify and extend the implemented protocol stacks. openWNS includes models from physical to application layer. It is one of the simulation tools used for IMT-Advanced evaluation within the European WINNER+ evaluation group.