Performance Comparison of Routing protocols Using Different Mobility Models

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Shailender Gupta 1,* Chirag Kumar 1 Seema Rani 2 Bharat Bhushan 1

1. Department of Electronics Engineering, YMCA UST, Faridabad, India

2. Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, BSAITM, Faridabad, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 14 May 2012 / Revised: 1 Jun. 2012 / Accepted: 4 Jul. 2012 / Published: 8 Aug. 2012

Index Terms

Mobility, Routing protocols, Mobility Models


Communication in Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) is accomplished using routing protocols. These protocols provide an efficient and reliable path for data sharing. In static environment where the nodes are stationary these protocols performs exceptionally well but in an environment having mobile nodes the performance of these protocols degrade drastically. To investigate this factor various researchers developed mobility models using simulation tools such as QUALNET, NS-2 etc. These models represent the erratic movement of nodes and give us an idea regarding their location, velocity and acceleration change over time. This paper is an effort to study the effect of mobility models such as Random Way Point, File and Group Mobility Models on the performance of routing protocols using QUALNET simulator. The results show that the choice of mobility models affect the performance of routing protocol significantly.

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Shailender Gupta, Chirag Kumar, Seema Rani, Bharat Bhushan, "Performance Comparison of Routing protocols Using Different Mobility Models", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), vol.4, no.8, pp.54-61, 2012. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2012.08.08


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