OPNET Technologies
3400 International Drive, NW 
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 202-364-4700
Fax: 202-364-8554
E-mail: university@opnet.com
Web: www.opnet.com 

OPNET is a registered
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University: The University of Arizona
Department: Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Professor: Dr. Salim Hariri

OPNET is being used at:

1. Research

Anomaly Detection and Prevention System in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) is a collection of mobile nodes that communicate with each other without using wired cable and a centralized administration. Due to the nature of wireless infrastructure and absence of base station, MANET is more vulnerable to network attacks and abnormal activities than wired network. Therefore, the intrusion and anomaly detection system for MANET is becoming important research issues on wireless network community. In this research, we use the machine learning system such as Self-Organizing Maps (SOM) to obtain the network status, which indicates the abnormalness of each node. Furthermore by using obtained information, the preventing system reduces the harmful effects to the network and improves the performance of the communication. We are using OPNET as a primary simulation tool for getting a behavior of abnormal network activities.


Provide students with the fundamental concepts of the very broad field of computer networks and data communications. The focus of the course will be basic principles that are independent of specific vendor technology and of fundamental importance for an understanding of network architectures, protocols, services and interfaces. Basic principles that are common across technology include the use of multiplexing, flow control and error control. Final term projects requires to use the OPNET for the network configuration and test the functionalilty of protocol behavior.

  • ECE 564 Advanced Topics in Computer Networks

This course aims at exposing the fundamental techniques, algorithms, and protocols underlying the recent technological advances in the fields of wired and wireless networking. Much of the material is conceptual in nature, with some portion of it that is mathematically oriented. Simulation-based mini-projects will be used to reinforce certain design concepts, algorithms, and protocols.






Conference Papers