Modelling and analysis of AODV in UPPAAL

Ansgar Fehnker, Rob van Glabbeek, Peter Höfner, Annabelle McIver, Marius Portmann, Wee Lum Tan

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This paper describes work in progress towards an automated formal and rigorous analysis of the Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol, a popular protocol used in ad hoc wireless networks. We give a brief overview of a model of AODV implemented in the UPPAAL model checker, and describe experiments carried out to explore AODV's behaviour in two network topologies. We were able to locate automatically and confirm some known problematic and undesirable behaviours. We believe this use of model checking as a diagnostic tool complements other formal methods based protocol modelling and verification techniques, such as process algebras. Model checking is in particular useful for the discovery of protocol limitations and in the development of improved variations.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event1st International Workshop on Rigorous Protocol Engineering, WRiPE 2011 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 17 Oct 201120 Oct 2011


Conference1st International Workshop on Rigorous Protocol Engineering, WRiPE 2011


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