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Automated analysis of AODV using UPPAAL
International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (18th : 2012) (24 Marach - 1 April 2012 : Tallinn, Estonia)
Flanagan, Cormac and König, Barbara. Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems : 18th International Conference, TACAS 2012, held as part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory And Practice of Software, ETAPS 2012, Tallinn, Estonia, March 24 - April 1, 2012 : proceedings, p.173-187
This paper describes an automated, formal and rigorous analysis of the Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol, a popular protocol used in wireless mesh networks. We give a brief overview of a model of AODV implemented in the UPPAAL model checker. It is derived from a process-algebraic model which reflects precisely the intention of AODV and accurately captures the protocol specification. Furthermore, we describe experiments carried out to explore AODV's behaviour in all network topologies up to 5 nodes. We were able to automatically locate problematic and undesirable behaviours. This is in particular useful to discover protocol limitations and to develop improved variants. This use of model checking as a diagnostic tool complements other formal-methods-based protocol modelling and verification techniques, such as process algebra.