Comparative Analysis of QoS Metrics in Mobile Ad Hoc Network Environment

Date Added: Nov 2009
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A Mobile Ad-Hoc Network (MANET) is a collection of wireless mobile nodes that communicate with each other without any centralized access points, infrastructure, or centralized administration. This paper presents an analysis of various quality of service metrics (QoS) of mobile ad hoc network nodes like Throughput, Delay, Packet Delivery Ratio (PDR), Hop Count (HC) and Control Overhead (CO) in varying terrain dimensions. The goal of this paper is to provide an insight on how node density affects quality of service metrics in mobile ad-hoc networks. A comparative study of the terrain dimensions is made to determine the dimension in which the mobile nodes produce optimum quality of service metrics. The analysis is performed in the simulation environment and graphical results are explained.