Performance Evaluation of On Demand MANET Protocols for Different Mobility Models

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Executive Summary

MANET (Mobile Ad hoc NETwork) is collection of independent mobile nodes that communicate with each other via radio waves. There is no infrastructure support for this network so each mobile node acts as a router to forward data packets to other mobile nodes. As the nodes are frequently moving the topology of the network changes dynamically. This paper presents the performance of on-demand routing protocols such as AODV, DSR and TORA for mobile nodes following four mobility models such as Random WayPoint (RWP), Random Walk (RW), Manhattan Grid and Reference Point Group mobility Model (RPGM).

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