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    • ISSN: 1793-8244
    • Frequency: Semiyearly
    • DOI: 10.18178/JACN
    • Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Ka Wai Gary Wong
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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Editor-in-chief
Dr. Ka Wai Gary Wong
Division of Information and Technology Studies, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong.
It's a honor to serve as the editor-in-chief of JACN. I'll work together with the editors and reviewers to help the journal progress
JACN 2015 Vol.3(3): 225-229 ISSN: 1793-8244
DOI: 10.7763/JACN.2015.V3.171

Comparison of Reactive Routing Protocols in MANETs

Jagpal S. Ubhi and Satveer Kaur
Abstract—Mobile wireless Ad Hoc networks (MANET) is an infrastructure free network, where every node functions as transmitter, router and data sink. Mobility and node density are the fundamental characteristics which differentiate MANET from other wireless or wired networks. Therefore, MANET routing protocols are designed to adaptively cater to dynamic changes in topology while maximizing the throughput and packet delivery ratio, and minimizing delay, aggregate good put, average jitter and minimum packet loss. In this paper, Ad Hoc Demand Vector (AODV) and Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) are used to implement the MANET which have been simulated on QualNet5.0 simulator. The impact on mobility and change in node density factor in MANET is investigated and compared for reactive routing protocols such as AODV and DSR. The simulative study on MANET routing protocols aims to determine the performance of current MANET routing protocols with respect to mobility and node density factors. Results vary when we change the node density. It is observed that an increase in node density has different impact on all routing protocols under various mobility patterns, i.e. a degradation of the network performance. However, the degree of degradation varies for different combinations of protocols. The performance of RWP model provides a baseline to judge the quality of routing protocols when there is no group movement. The results of this network are tabulated along with a comprehensive analysis which compares throughput, packet delivery ratio, end to end delay, aggregate good put, average jitter value and packet dropping.

Index Terms—MANET, QualNet5.0, AODV, DSR.

Jagpal S. Ubhi is with the Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Longowal, District Sangrur (Punjab), India (e-mail: js_ubhi@yahoo.com).
Satveer Kaur was with Guru Nanak Dev University Regional Campus, Sathiala, District Amritsar (Punjab), India (e-mail: rattansatveer1985@gmail.com).

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Cite:Jagpal S. Ubhi and Satveer Kaur, "Comparison of Reactive Routing Protocols in MANETs," Journal of Advances in Computer Networks vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 225-229, 2015.

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