A Review of Load Balanced Routing Protocols in Mobile Adhoc Networks

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Volume-2 Issue-1                          
Year of Publication : 2011
Authors :Shashank Bharadwaj,Vipin Kumar, Ankit Verma


Shashank Bharadwaj,Vipin Kumar, Ankit Verma. "A Review of Load Balanced Routing Protocols in Mobile Adhoc Networks". International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT),V2(1):63-72 Jul to Aug 2011. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.


A wireless Mobile Adhoc NETwork (MANET) is an infrastructu re - less mobile network which is based on radio to radio multi - hoping and has no centralized controller or a fixed router. All nodes are capable of movement and can be connected dynamically in an arbitrary manner. Due to the dynamic nature of network topolo gy, frequent mobility, bandwidth limitation, limited battery power, routing in MANETs is a challenging task. Routing protocols are vital for the proper functioning of Adhoc networks. A routing protocol in MANET should fairly distribute the routing tasks am ong mobile hosts. Most current routing protocols for mobile Adhoc networks consider the shortest path with minimum hop count as optimal route without any consideration of any particular node’s traffic and thus degrading the performance by causing serious p roblems in mobile node like congestion, power depletion and queuing delay. Therefore it is very attractive to investigate Routing protocols which use a Routing Metric to Balance Load in Adhoc networks. In this paper we present various load Balanced Routing protocols for efficient data transmission in MANETs.


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LoadBalancing, MobileAdhoc Networks (MANETs), Routing.