Performance Evaluation of Stable AODV Routing Protocol Under Different Mobility Models
Mobile Ad hoc Networks are infrastructure less networks. Nodes themselves do routing and forwarding functions. Topology changes due to node movement. Frequent changes in topology leads to more route breaks. This in turn leads to reduction in Packet Delivery Ratio (PDR). It is desired that routing protocols should select stable paths i.e. which are less likely to break. In this paper, the authors have implemented one such protocol. Different mobility patterns lead to different performance of routing protocols. They have evaluated stable routing protocol under following mobility models: Random Way Point, Manhattan Model, Reference Point Group Mobility and Gauss Markov Model. Performance measures of interest are Packet Delivery Ratio (PDR) and routing overhead.