Comparative Performance Evaluation of Routing Algorithms in IEEE 802.11 Ad Hoc Networks

Date Added: Jul 2010
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In this paper the authors examine the behavior of Ad Hoc networks through simulations, using different routing protocols and various topologies. They examine the difference in performance, using CBR application, with packets of different size through a variety of topologies, showing the impact node placement has on networks performance. They show that the choice of routing protocol plays an important role on network's performance. They also quantify node mobility effects, by looking into both static and fully mobile configurations. The paper presents a systematic analysis of a variety of different ad hoc network topologies in terms of node placement, node mobility and routing protocols through several simulated scenarios.