International Journal of Computer Applications
Delay Tolerant Networks (DTNs) are one of the most interesting evolutions of MANETs (Mobile Ad hoc NETworks) where frequent disconnection of networks is there so that end to end path not establishes between sources to destination. When seeing routing protocols of DTNs, a forwarding and buffer management is important to be considered for successful message delivery. Encounter Based Routing (EBR) which increase delivery ratio by decreasing overhead and delay using the encounter value of the nodes. EBR takes the average Encounter Value (EV) of the node and decide that how many copies of the message to be sent to the other nodes. Higher the EV value, the node will get more number of message copies.