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A Performance Study of Proactive, Reactive and Hybrid Routing Protocols using Qualnet Simulator

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2011 by IJCA Journal
Number 5 - Article 3
Year of Publication: 2011
Subramanya Bhat.M

Subramanya Bhat.M, Shwetha.D and Devaraju.J.T. Article: A Performance Study of Proactive, Reactive and Hybrid Routing Protocols using Qualnet Simulator. International Journal of Computer Applications 28(5):10-17, August 2011. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Subramanya Bhat.M and Shwetha.D and Devaraju.J.T},
	title = {Article: A Performance Study of Proactive, Reactive and Hybrid Routing Protocols using Qualnet Simulator},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2011},
	volume = {28},
	number = {5},
	pages = {10-17},
	month = {August},
	note = {Full text available}


The advancement in information technology and the need for large-scale communication infrastructures has triggered the era of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) is a network of wireless mobile nodes which communicate with each other without any centralized control or established infrastructure. Routing is the process of selecting paths in a network along which data is to be sent. Routing is a critical task in MANET where the nodes are mobile. Dynamic and reliable routing protocols are required in the ad-hoc wireless networks, as they have no infrastructure (base station) and their network topology changes. There are various protocols for handling the routing problem in the ad-hoc wireless network environment. In this paper focus is given on studying the performance evaluation of various routing protocols using Qualnet simulator 5.0.2. The performance of the proactive, reactive and hybrid protocols are analyzed with different node densities for mobile and stationary nodes. The metrics used for the performance evaluation include average jitter, throughput, packet delivery ratio and average end to end delay.


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