Comparative Study of Routing Protocols for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Thomas Clausen 1 Philippe Jacquet 1 Laurent Viennot 1
1 HIPERCOM - High performance communication
Inria Paris-Rocquencourt, UP11 - Université Paris-Sud - Paris 11, Inria Saclay - Ile de France, X - École polytechnique, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR
Abstract : In this paper, we describe the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol (OLSR) [19],[20], a proactive routing protocol for Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs). We evaluate its performance through exhaustive simulations using the Network Simulator 2 (ns2) [1], and compare with other ad-hoc protocols, specifically the Ad-hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) [4] routing protocol and the Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) [5] protocol. We study the protocols under varying conditions (node mobility, network density) and with varying traffic (TCP, UDP, different number of connections/streams) to provide a qualitative assessment of the applicability of the protocols in different scenarios.
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Thomas Clausen, Philippe Jacquet, Laurent Viennot. Comparative Study of Routing Protocols for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. Med-hoc-Net, Sep 2002, Sardegna, Italy. ⟨inria-00471702⟩

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