DARS: A Discrete Event Mobile Ad Hoc Routing Simulator
The dynamic nature of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) makes them difficult to design, analyze and implement. Using simulations it becomes simpler, more cost-effective and easier to test, verify and reproduce results and develop better understanding of the performance, routing and particular characteristics of MANET environments. To address this need, the Dynamic Ad hoc Routing Simulator (DARS), an open source, platform independent discrete event simulation platform was developed. One goal for DARS was to balance the need for an intuitive, simple-to-deploy and easy to use versatile tool with a feature-rich graphical user interface.