Date Added: Nov 2011
Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of mobile wireless nodes, in which the communication is carried out without any centralized control. MANET is a self organized, self configurable network having no infrastructure, and in which the mobile nodes move arbitrarily. Routing is a critical issue and an efficient routing protocol makes the MANET reliable. There are several routing protocols available and their performance comparisons are made by many researchers. In this paper, the authors presents a performance comparison of QoS multiple paths routing protocols based on metrics such as throughput, packet delivery ratio, average end-to-end delay and jitter.