Routing Protocols in MANET: A Survey

Swati Puri, Vishal Arora
2014 International Journal of Computer Applications  
Mobile means moving and ad hoc means temporary with no any fixed infrastructure so mobile ad hoc networks are a class of temporary networks in which nodes are moving without any fixed infrastructure or centralized management. Due to the various applications that use MANETs are such as battlefield, emergency services, and disaster discovery, MANETs suggest many advantages too many organizations that need wireless roaming. Routing in MANETs is a not easy task and has expected a large amount of
more » ... ention from researchers around the world. To overcome this difficulty a number of routing protocols have been developed and the number is silent increasing day by day. It is rather hard to determine which of the protocols may complete well under a number of different network scenarios such as network size and topology etc. In this paper we present a review of the existing routing protocols with their characteristics and functionality. In future this will help out the researchers to get an overview of the existing protocols. Some or all of the nodes in an ad hoc network may rely on batteries or other exhaustible means used for their energy. The mainly important system design optimization criteria can be energy conservation. Limited Bandwidth Wireless links continue to have much lower capacity than infrastructure networks. The realized throughput of wireless communication -after accounting for the effects of multiple access and interference conditions, etc, is often much less than a radio's maximum transmission rate.
doi:10.5120/16852-6718 fatcat:ia7dhhz2tjhvjdww44a7ncn4si