Simulation Based Study of Routing Protocols in MANET Using Different Scenarios and Traffic Pattern
Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is an autonomous system of mobile nodes connected by wireless links. Each node operates not only as an end system, but also as a router to forward packets. The nodes are free to move about and organize themselves into a network. These nodes change position frequently. An important and essential issue for mobile ad hoc networks is routing protocol design that is a major technical challenge due to the dynamism of the network. The main classes of routing protocols are Proactive, Reactive and Hybrid.