Date Added: Oct 2012
The transmission of information in a MANET relies on the performance of the traffic scenario (application traffic agent and data traffic) used in a network. The traffic scenario determines the reliability and capability of information transmission, which necessitates its performance analysis. The objective of this paper is to compare the performance of TCP/FTP and UDP/CBR traffic in AODV routing protocol generally implemented in a mobile ad hoc environment. An empirical study has been done using NS-2. Exhaustive simulations have been done to analyze results, which are evaluated for performance metrics, such as throughput, packet delivery ratio and average end to end delay.