Analysis and Evaluation of Probabilistic Routing Protocol for Intermittently Connected Network
Intermittently connected network often referred to as Delay/Disruption Tolerant Network which is an infrastructure less network suffers from intermittent connection i.e. a connected path from the source to the destination may be absent or a given destination may not be reachable at the moment a message is sent. As a result traditional routing protocols for Ad hoc networks cannot serve the purpose of this type of intermittently connected network. PROPHET routing protocol works on the principle of history of encounters and transitivity. It is called Probabilistic routing protocol since it uses a parameter 'Delivery of Predictability'. In this paper the architecture of delay tolerant network is being discussed and PROPHET protocol is implemented.