WOSS - World Ocean Simulation System


Latest WOSS released: v1.10.0 (February 2020)

Latest WOSS-NS3 released: v.1.10.0 (February 2020)

Latest Dbs released: v1.4.0 (February 2020)

"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++."

Latest news

WOSS and WOSS-NS3 are available as git repositories

Users of "WOSS-NS3 Integration Framework" MUST update to version 1.9.0 or greater

WOSS version 1.9.0 or greater is matching the output syntax of the Acoustic Toolbox version cited in the "Recommended libraries" section.
It is strongly advised to upgrade Bellhop library to this version.
Old AT library and syntax can be still used with WOSS, however the syntax configuration must be changed accordingly.
WOSS 1.9.0 introduces support for the latest GEBCO 2019 dataset, which requires the NetCDF4 + HDF5 libraries.
WOSS 1.10.0 introduces support for the WOA 2013 SSP dataset, which has an increased resolution of 0.25 degrees.
Please see the Technical description for further details.

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

CHANGELOG

WOSS reference manual (PDF version)

Installation Guidelines

Installation guidelines

WOSS source files

WOSS @ github v1.10.0

WOSS v1.10.0

WOSS databases v1.4.0

WOSS-NS3 Integration Framework source files

WOSS-NS3 Integration Framework @ github v1.10.0

Recommended libraries

Latest Acoustic Toolbox compatibility: June 2020

Latest HDF5 compatibility: v1.8.13

Latest NetCDF4-C compatibility: v.4.7.3

Latest NetCDF4-C++ compatibility: v4.3.1

Latest GEBCO Netcdf Db compatibility: 2D 2019


Author

Federico Guerra

Contacts

WOSS bug support mail


Acknowledgements

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).

License

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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