Influence of Mobility Models in Performance Evaluation of MANET Routing Protocols
A Mobile Ad-Hoc NETwork (MANET) is a self-configuring network of mobile nodes connected by wireless links to form an arbitrary topology without the use of existing infrastructure. Battlefields, disaster relief activities, underdeveloped territories, classrooms are a few scenarios where MANET can be used. Ensuring effective routing is one of the major challenges in adhoc networks. To thoroughly and systematically study the Mobile Ad hoc Networks, it is important to study its routing protocol and evaluate its protocol performance. A very interesting aspect is understanding how users' mobility patterns impact on the performance of routing protocols.