International Journal of Computational Engineering Research (IJCER)
Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) consist of a collection of mobile nodes which can move freely. These nodes can be dynamically self-organized into arbitrary topology networks without a fixed infrastructure. One of the fundamental challenges of MANETs is the design of dynamic routing protocols with good performance and less overhead. Many routing protocols, such as Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector Routing (AODV) and Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) have been proposed for MANETs. The above two protocols are on demand routing protocols, and they could improve the scalability of MANETs by limiting the routing overhead when a new route is requested.