A Survey on Performance Ascertainment of MANET Routing Protocols Using NS-2

A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) consists of wireless mobile nodes. The communication between these mobile nodes is carried out without any centralized control. MANET is a self-organized and self-configurable network where the mobile nodes move arbitrarily. The mobile nodes can receive and forward packets as a router. In this paper, the authors compared the performance of four MANET routing protocols DSDV, DSR, AODV and TORA using the metrics like throughput, Packet Delivery Ratio (PDR), delay, Normalized Routing Load (NRL) and energy.

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