Performance Comparison of AODV/DSR On-Demand Routing Protocols for Ad Hoc Networks

Authors(2) :-Bhavesh Kataria, Jethva Harikrishna

Ad hoc networks are characterized by multihop wireless connectivity, frequently changing network topology and the need for efficient dynamic routing protocols. I compare the performance of two prominent on demand routing protocols for mobile ad hoc networks—Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) and Ad Hoc On-Demand Distance Vector Routing (AODV). We demonstrate that even though DSR and AODV share similar on-demand behaviour, the differences in the protocol mechanics can lead to significant performance differentials. The AODV out-perform DSR in the normal situation but in the constrained situation DSR out-performs AODV, the degradation is as severe as (30%) in AODV whereas DSR degrades marginally (10%) as observed through simulation [7].

Authors and Affiliations

Bhavesh Kataria
Department of Information Technology, LDRP Institute of Technology and Research in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Jethva Harikrishna
Department of Computer Engineering L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Ad hoc networks, routing protocols, mobile networks, wireless networks, simulation, performance evaluation, AODV, DSR

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 1 | March-April 2015
Date of Publication : 2015-04-25
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 20-30
Manuscript Number : IJSRST15117
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

Cite This Article :

Bhavesh Kataria, Jethva Harikrishna, " Performance Comparison of AODV/DSR On-Demand Routing Protocols for Ad Hoc Networks, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.20-30, March-April-2015. Available at doi : 10.32628/IJSRST15117
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST15117

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