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This paper describes the need for a unified simulation framework which defines the simulation tools and configuration settings for researchers to perform comparative simulations and test the performance of security tools for the AODV MANET routing protocol. The key objectives of the proposed framework are to provide an unbiased, repeatable simulation environment which collects all important performance metrics and has a configuration optimized for the AODV protocols performance. Any security tool can then be simulated using the framework, showing the performance impact of the tool against the AODV baseline results or other security tools. The framework will control the network performance metrics and mobility models used in the simulation. It is anticipated that this framework will enable researchers to easily repeat experiments and directly compare results without configuration settings influencing the results.