Performance Comparison and Evaluation of Different Multipath Routing Protocols Based on Various Scenario and Traffic Patterns for Mobile AD Hoc Networks

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P.Periyasamy 1,* E.Karthikeyan 2

1. Department of Computer Science and Applications, Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi - 642 107, Tamil Nadu, India

2. Department of Computer Science, Government Arts College, Udumalpet - 642 126, Tamil Nadu, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 13 May 2012 / Revised: 1 Sep. 2012 / Accepted: 6 Oct. 2012 / Published: 8 Jan. 2013

Index Terms

MANET, AOMDV, OLSR, ZRP, scenario patterns, traffic patterns


A MANET is an interconnection of mobile devices by wireless links forming a dynamic topology without much physical network infrastructure such as routers, servers, access points/cables or centralized administration. The multipath routing protocols establish efficient communication within the network by discovering multiple routes between a pair of source and destination in order to have load balancing to satisfy Quality of Service (QoS) requirements. In this paper, the performance comparison and evaluation of the widely used multipath routing protocols such as AOMDV, OLSR and ZRP are carried out in terms of five scenario patterns such as RWM, RPGM, MGM, GMM, and PM in two different traffic patterns such as CBR and TCP using NS2 and Bonn Motion. These multipath routing protocols have been selected for simulation due to their edges over other protocols in various aspects.

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P.Periyasamy, E.Karthikeyan, "Performance Comparison and Evaluation of Different Multipath Routing Protocols Based on Various Scenario and Traffic Patterns for Mobile AD Hoc Networks", International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS), vol.5, no.1, pp.24-32, 2013. DOI:10.5815/ijcnis.2013.01.03


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