Provided by: The International Journal of Innovative Research in Computer and Communication Engineering
Wireless multi-hop packet networks that do not have any fixed infrastructure are called as Ad-Hoc Networks (AHNs). In an ad-hoc network, which constitutes of only terminals, each terminal acts like a router i.e. all the terminals in the network also provide relaying service to each other. Some of the advantages of such networks are: robustness, rapid deployment, flexibility and inherent support for mobility. In this paper, the authors present the results of an AODV-based algorithm, which is more efficient for small area MANETs. They have compared the results of the algorithm with that of AODV and AOMDV. The algorithm proves out to be very compact and efficient for small area MANETs but the throughput is less for large area MANETs.