Performance Evaluation of Routing Protocols on the Reference Region Group Mobility Model for MANET
Yan Zhang, Chor Ping Low, Jim Mee Ng
DOI: 10.4236/wsn.2011.33010   PDF    HTML     5,512 Downloads   11,874 Views   Citations


Group mobility is prevalent in many mobile ad hoc network (MANET) applications, such as disaster recovery, military operations, searching and rescue activities. Group partition, as an inherent phenomenon in group mobility, may occur when mobile nodes move in diverse mobility patterns and it causes the network to be partitioned into disconnected components. It may result in severe link disconnections, which interrupts network communications. To address this concern, we proposed a novel group mobility model in this paper, namely the Reference Region Group Mobility model, which can be used to mimic group operations in MANETs, i.e. group partitions and mergers. Based on this model, a comprehensive study on the impact of group partitions to the performance of network routing protocols are carried out by evaluating two well-known routing protocols, namely the Ad Hoc On-demand Distance Vector Routing protocol (AODV) and the Dynamic Source Routing protocol (DSR). The simulation results reflect that group partitions have a significant impact to the performance of network routing protocols.

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Y. Zhang, C. Low and J. Ng, "Performance Evaluation of Routing Protocols on the Reference Region Group Mobility Model for MANET," Wireless Sensor Network, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2011, pp. 92-105. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2011.33010.

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