The largest application area for OMNEST is the simulation of various communication networks, such as wired and wireless networks, mobile ad-hoc networks, sensor networks, vehicular networks and others.

Simulation Models

OMNEST is compatible with the vast body of open-source simulation models that have been written by researchers for the OMNeT++ simulation framework.

The list of simulation models and model frameworks is available on the Simulation Models page.


Models such as the INET Framework or Castalia are frameworks, specifically designed to be easy to extend and to build on top of them.

Thanks to OMNEST's component architecture, you can combine existing blocks (protocol models, application models, queues, etc.) and your custom blocks to create models of arbitrary hosts, routers, switches, and other network devices. Protocol models can also be mixed with other types of simulation models such as queueing or resource allocation models.

Case Studies