An Analysis of Routing Protocols in MANETs

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Volume-7 Number-1                          
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Ankita Bihani


Ankita Bihani, Article:An Analysis of Routing Protocols in MANETs, International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology(IJETT), 7(1),31-35, published by seventh sense research group


An ad hoc network is a collection of autonomous mobile nodes forming an instant multi hop radio infrastructure-less network in a dynamic topology. Each node in Ad hoc network, functions as host and router at the same time. It maintains connectivity in a decentralized manner by distributing the network control among the nodes. A large number of routing protocols for mobile ad-hoc networks are presented since last decade. Topology frequently changing, transmission power and asymmetric links are the main challenge that this type of protocols is facing. Therefore, both proactive and reactive routing protocols for mobile ad-hoc networks show incapability, and sometimes prove to be inefficient under these circumstances. This paper presents an analysis of the three routing protocols in MANETs and gives a comparative study of the three protocols.


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MANET, topology, protocol, optimization, reactive, proactive