Topology Vs Position Based Routing Protocols in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: A Survey

Date Added: May 2012
Format: PDF

Mobile Ad hoc networks perform multi-hop communication in an environment without a dedicated fixed infrastructure, with mobile nodes and changing network topology. In the last 15 years, the wireless networking community designed hundreds of new routing protocols targeting the various scenarios of this design space. The objective of this paper is to create taxonomy of the mobile ad hoc routing protocols, and to survey and compare representative examples for the topology based and position based routing protocols.