Mobile Information Systems

Mobile Information Systems / 2010 / Article

Open Access

Volume 6 |Article ID 390290 | 15 pages | https://doi.org/10.3233/MIS-2010-0106

MANET Performance for Source and Destination Moving Scenarios Considering OLSR and AODV protocols

Received02 Dec 2010
Accepted02 Dec 2010

Abstract

Recently, a great interest is shown in MANETs potential usage and applications in several fields such as military activities, rescue operations and time-critical applications. In this work, we implement and analyse a MANET testbed considering AODV and OLSR protocols for wireless multi-hop networking. We investigate the effect of mobility and topology changing in MANET and evaluate the performance of the network through experiments in a real environment. The performance assessment of our testbed is done considering throughput, number of dropped packets and delay. We designed four scenarios: Static, Source Moving, Destination Moving and Source-Destination Moving. From our experimental results, we concluded that when the communicating nodes are moving and the routes change quickly, OLSR (as a proactive protocol) performs better than AODV, which is a reactive protocol.

Copyright © 2010 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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