QoS Comparison of MANET Routing Protocols

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Tarunpreet Bhatia 1,* A.K. Verma 1

1. Department of Computer Science Engineering, Thapar University, Patiala - 147004, India

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijcnis.2015.09.08

Received: 11 Jan. 2015 / Revised: 19 Apr. 2015 / Accepted: 12 Jun. 2015 / Published: 8 Aug. 2015

Index Terms

Mobile Adhoc Networks (MANET), Routing Protocols, QoS, AODV, DSR, DSDV, OLSR, ZRP


The primary concern for the deployment of MANET is to promote flexibility, mobility and portability. This mobility causes dynamic change in topology and poses challenges for designing routing algorithms. In the past few years, many ad hoc network protocols have been developed and research is still going on. It becomes quite difficult to say which protocols may perform well under different network scenarios such as varying network size, mobility of nodes and network load etc. This paper analyzes the performance of proactive protocols like DSDV, OSLR, reactive protocols like AODV, DSR and hybrid protocol such as ZRP. The analysis guides us to the evaluation of various performance metrics such as throughput, packet delivery fraction, normalized routing load and average end to end delay under different scenarios such as varying network size, speed of the node and pause time. The focus of this paper is to have quantitative analysis to guide which protocol to choose for specified network and goal.

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Tarunpreet Bhatia, A.K. Verma, "QoS Comparison of MANET Routing Protocols", International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS), vol.7, no.9, pp. 64-73, 2015. DOI:10.5815/ijcnis.2015.09.08


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