Performance Analysis of Hybrid Protocols in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANETs)

Performance Analysis of Hybrid Protocols in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANETs)

Author by Dr. Oluwaseun Ebiesuwa

Journal/Publisher: International Journal Of Computing Academic Research

Volume/Edition: 2

Language: English

Pages: 214 - 224

Abstract

A Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) is a self-starting dynamic network made up of mobile nodes
where each and every participation node willingly transmits the packets destined to some remote
node using wireless transmission. One of the key features of MANET is that it can be formed
without any preexisting infrastructure. One of the types of routing protocols used in MANET is the
hybrid protocol which combines the advantages of the proactive and the reactive protocols. In this
paper, three Hybrid routing protocols in MANET were examined, namely: Adaptive Distance
Vector routing protocol, Zone Routing Protocol (ZRP) and Sharp Hybrid Adaptive Routing
Protocol (SHARP). Simulation was carried out on the aforementioned protocols using some
parameters. After obtaining the results of the simulation tests, the three hybrid protocols were then
compared with one another using the metrics of throughput, packet delivery ratio and average endto-
end delay. Based on the result of the performance comparison we were able to ascertain which
protocol is better than the others in terms of the metric in question .


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