Date Added: Aug 2012
In this paper, four routing protocols AODV (Adhoc On demand Distance Vector), ZRP (Zone routing protocol), DSR (Dynamic Source Routing), and DYMO (Dynamic MANET On Demand), are analyzed and compared by using QualNet simulator on the basis of performance metrics such as Throughput, Average End-to-End Delay, Average Jitter, Total Packets Received, Packet Delivery Ratio, Energy Consumption in transmit mode, receive mode, sleep mode and idle mode. The results are taken, examined and analyzed in order to test the efficiency of these four protocols using different energy models. From the study performed it has been analyzed that ZRP consumes maximum energy while other protocols show similar consumption with Generic as the maximum energy consuming mode in transmit receive and idle modes. Mica-motes consume energy in sleep mode while it shows the least consumption in transmit and receive mode for all the four protocols.