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Performance Comparison of Routing Protocols of MANET in Real World Scenario using NS3

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 99 - Number 14
Year of Publication: 2014
Supriya Singla
Sushma Jain

Supriya Singla and Sushma Jain. Article: Performance Comparison of Routing Protocols of MANET in Real World Scenario using NS3. International Journal of Computer Applications 99(14):17-23, August 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Supriya Singla and Sushma Jain},
	title = {Article: Performance Comparison of Routing Protocols of MANET in Real World Scenario using NS3},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {99},
	number = {14},
	pages = {17-23},
	month = {August},
	note = {Full text available}


Mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is a collection of several wireless devices or mobile users that can communicate among themselves over wireless links in a peer to peer basis and thereby creating a dynamic, arbitrary graph. But some adverse characteristics of MANET like dynamic topology, limited bandwidth, link failure and energy constraints, imposes new demands on routing protocol. This paper aims to study the performance evaluation and comparison of three prominent routing protocols: Destination Sequence Distance Vector (DSDV), Ad-hoc On demand Distance Vector (AODV) and Optimized Link State Routing (OLSR), in a real life scenario. In a given scenario, students investigate the historical site in which number of packets being sends and number of nodes in the network affects the communication reliability. Extensive simulations are made to evaluate the performance of these protocols using various performance differential metrics like packet delivery ratio, total energy consumption and throughput using NS3. In the end it is seen that in most simulation results, proactive routing protocols (DSDV, OLSR) performed significantly better than reactive routing protocols.


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