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A Simulation Study and Comparison of On-Demand Ad-hoc Routing Protocols using QualNet 5. 2

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2015 by IJCA Journal
Volume 122 - Number 6
Year of Publication: 2015
Pooja Gupta
Shalini Tiwari
Rajesh Kumar Tyagi

Pooja Gupta, Shalini Tiwari and Rajesh Kumar Tyagi. Article: A Simulation Study and Comparison of On-Demand Ad-hoc Routing Protocols using QualNet 5.2. International Journal of Computer Applications 122(6):21-26, July 2015. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Pooja Gupta and Shalini Tiwari and Rajesh Kumar Tyagi},
	title = {Article: A Simulation Study and Comparison of On-Demand Ad-hoc Routing Protocols using QualNet 5.2},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {122},
	number = {6},
	pages = {21-26},
	month = {July},
	note = {Full text available}


A mobile ad-hoc network is a wireless network of mobile devices in which the devices can locate them randomly and thus the network cannot have any fixed or centralized infrastructure. The paper aims to evaluate the performance of two main on-demand ad-hoc routing protocols- AODV and DSR using QUALNET 5. 2 network simulator. Here, these protocols are analysed under two network simulation scenarios- varying number of nodes and mobility. Various performance metrics- average end-to-end delay, throughput, packet loss percentage, Packet delivery ratio and average jitter are examined to compare the network performance of these protocols. The simulation results show that DSR outperforms AODV with respect to increasing number of nodes while AODV performs better than DSR with respect to increasing pause time.


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