A Survey of Link Failure Mechanism and Overhead of Routing Protocols in MANET
The nodes in Mobile Ad Hoc NETwork (MANET) are mobile resulting in dynamic topology with high rate of link breakage and network partitions leading to interruptions in the ongoing communication. In contrast to wired network, MANET has increased possibility of packet loss and congestion resulting in energy consumption. Routing techniques help in path establishment for transmission. The existing routing protocols suffer from overhead causing energy loss which may be further aggravated by link failures. This survey discuss about the conventional routing protocols that are prime candidates for the study of overhead and link failure problems.