Comparison of AODV and RAODV Routing Protocols in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
A Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a group of mobile nodes that form a multi-hop wireless network. The topology of the network can change randomly due to unpredictable mobility of nodes and propagation characteristics. AODV (Ad-hoc On-demand Distance Vector routing) is a representative among the most widely studied on-demand ad hoc routing protocols. AODV and most of the on demand ad hoc routing protocols use single route reply along reverse path. Rapid change of topology causes that the route reply could not arrive to the source node, i.e. after a source node sends several route request messages; the node obtains a reply message, especially on high speed mobility.