A Rigorous Analysis of AODV and its Variants

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

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Abstract

In this paper we present a rigorous analysis of the Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol using a formal specification in AWN (Algebra for Wireless Networks), a process algebra which has been specifically tailored for the modelling of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless Mesh Network protocols. Our formalisation models the exact details of the core functionality of AODV, such as route discovery, route maintenance and error handling. We demonstrate how AWN can be used to reason about critical protocol correctness properties by providing a detailed proof of loop freedom. In contrast to evaluations using simulation or other formal methods such as model checking, our proof is generic and holds for any possible network scenario in terms of network topology, node mobility, traffic pattern, etc. A key contribution of this paper is the demonstration of how the reasoning and proofs can relatively easily be adapted to protocol variants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMSWiM '12
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 15th ACM international conference on Modeling, analysis and simulation of wireless and mobile systems
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
Pages203-212
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event15th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems, MSWiM 2012 - Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 21 Oct 201225 Oct 2012
Conference number: 15
http://mswimconf.com/2012/

Conference

Conference15th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems, MSWiM 2012
Abbreviated titleMSWiM
CountryCyprus
CityPaphos
Period21/10/1225/10/12
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    Höfner, P., Glabbeek, R. J. V., Tan, W. L., Portmann, M., McIver, A., & Fehnker, A. (2015). A Rigorous Analysis of AODV and its Variants. In MSWiM '12: Proceedings of the 15th ACM international conference on Modeling, analysis and simulation of wireless and mobile systems (pp. 203-212). New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1145/2387238.2387274