Performance Evaluation of AODV Routing Protocol in MANET using OPNET Simulator
Anbar Journal for Engineering Sciences,
2012, Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 241-257
AbstractIn a Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET), routing protocols rely on asymmetric links so the received information for one connection is not useful at all for the other one. In this paper there are two approaches put under considerations; the first approach is a simulation of MANET with many nodes in one network based FTP traffic. The second approach is a simulation of the combination between WiFi and WiMax wireless technologies in one network based on the IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.16 standards respectively. For these two approaches, the simulation considers the situation that the MANET receives traffic from another network via a common gateway. In addition, the mobile nodes are randomly placed in the network that will provide the possibility of multihop routes from a node to another. The standard MANET’s routing protocol is Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector routing (AODV), whose performance is evaluated in this work with respect to routing overhead, throughput and end-to-end delay. Several scenarios' simulations using WLAN technology were tested to investigate the behavior of the network performance for logical and office applications with fixed and mobile workstations. These networks are considered to operate on a single-hop or multi-hop basis where nodes in the network are able to act as intermediaries (routers) for communications of other nodes. Nodes in these networks are forced to operate with power limited batteries for power saving goal as well as the bandwidth constrained is considered.
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