Currently there are some problems with using the OS³ simulator on Microsoft Windows operating systems.
We are working on a solution and will pusblish a bugfix as soon as possible.
The OS³ team is proud to announce that our simulator is now part of the INET Framework (Link).
The INET Framework is an open-source communication networks simulation package for the OMNeT++ simulation environment. The INET Framework contains models for several wired and wireless networking protocols, including UDP, TCP, SCTP, IP, IPv6, Ethernet, PPP, 802.11, MPLS, OSPF, and many others (Source: INET Framework Website).
In addition, OS³ was updated, whereby the full support of the latest INET version and a simplified installation procedure are the main features.
To download and use the current version of OS³, please visit our Download-Section and cite our paper!
OS³, the Open Source Satellite Simulator, was developed as a framework for simulating various kinds of satellite-based communication, based on OMNeT++. The aim was to create a platform that makes evaluating satellite communication protocols as easy as possible. OS³ is also be able to automatically import real satellite tracks and weather data to simulate conditions at a certain point in the past or in the future, and offer powerful visualization.
OS³ enables a comfortable and thorough analysis of complex screnarios which may be infeasible to test in reality. Starting anywhere from calculating attenuation losses for earth-bound receivers up to complex mobility scenarios, the variety of topics is only limited by creativity. For example, users are able to test new protocols or satellite orbits and evaluate the resulting performance pertaining to SNR, bit error rate, packet loss, round trip time, jitter, reachability, and other measures.
Since OS³ is released under a public license and includes a comprehensive documentation, users always have the possibilty to add customizations. Yet another advantage is that users are able to share their code with the community and improve the overall quality of OS³ even further. Because OS³ is operating system independent, employing OS³ is feasible for anyone who is restricted to a specific operating system.