WOSS - World Ocean Simulation System

Latest version released: v1.6.2 (February 2018)

Users of "NS3 WOSS Integration Framework" MUST update to version 1.6.0 or greater

WOSS version 1.6.0 or greater is compatible with the latest Acoustic Toolbox output syntax. It is strongly recommended to upgrade the Bellhop library to the latest version.
Old AT library and syntax can be still used with WOSS, however a new option must be changed accordingly. Please see the Installation notes for further details.

Due to incompatibility issues with the C random library in the NS framework, we strongly recommend to use the NetCDF C and C++ libraries provided below.

"WOSS is a multi-threaded C++ framework that permits the integration of any existing underwater channel simulator that expects environmental data as input and provides as output a channel realization.
Currently, WOSS integrates the Bellhop ray-tracing program.
Thanks to its automation the user only has to specify the location in the world and the time where the simulation should take place. This is done by setting the simulated date and the wanted latitude and longitude of every node involved. The simulator automatically handles the rest (see technical description).
WOSS can be integrated in any network simulator or simulation tool that supports C++."

Technical description and documentation

WOSS - as described in IEEE Network SI "Open source for networking", 2014

WOSS - presented at WUWNet 2009

WOSS - presented at OCEANS 2009 Biloxi

Technical description


Installation Guidelines

Installation guidelines

WOSS source files

WOSS v1.6.2

WOSS databases

WOSS reference manual (PDF version)

WOSS NS3 Integration Framework

WOSS NS3 Integration Framework

NetCDF recommended libraries

NetCDF C library

NetCDF C++ library


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Federico Guerra


This software has been developed by Federico Guerra
and SIGNET lab, University of Padova, in collaboration with
the NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (http://www.cmre.nato.int ; E-mail: pao@cmre.nato.int),
whose support is gratefully acknowledged.

The development of:
- the option to simulate the time evolution of environmental parameters
- the option to model surface waves using realistic wave spectra
has been supported in part by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme, CLAM project (Grant Agreement no. 258359).


WOSS - World Ocean Simulation System -
Copyright (C) 2009 - Federico Guerra and regents of the SIGNET lab, University of Padua
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

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