Evaluation and Delay of the Routing Protocols in Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks

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Executive Summary

A wireless ad-hoc network consists of wireless nodes communicating without the need for a centralized administration, in which all nodes potentially contribute to the routing process. A user can move anytime in an ad hoc scenario and, as a result, such a network needs to have routing protocols which can adopt dynamically changing topology. To accomplish this, a number of ad hoc routing protocols have been proposed and implemented, which include Dynamic Source Routing (DSR), Destination Sequenced Distance Vector (DSDV) and Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing. In this paper, the authors analyze the performance differentials to compare the above-mentioned commonly used ad hoc network routing protocols.

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