Provided by: Engg Journals Publications
Date Added: Sep 2012
In this paper, the authors have compared important characteristics of MANET proactive routing protocol (DSDV), reactive protocols (AODV, DSR and TORA) and hybrid protocol (ZRP). Extensive simulations are being carried out with different load conditions of MANETs. The offered network loads in the performance plots are characterized by three parameters, i.e., packet size, number of connections, i.e., source destination pair and packet arrival rate. A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is an autonomous collection of distributed mobile users. Every host in a MANET works as a source and a sink, and also relays packets for other hosts and is thus a router as well.