Enabling Self-organizing Behavior in MANETs: An Experimental Study

  • Annapurna P. PatilEmail author
  • K. Rajanikant
  • Sabarish
  • Madan
  • Surabi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 248)


Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) require special management when compared to wired networks because of their hardware and energy limitations. A key concept that could help provide this management is Self-organization. Here the concentration is on typical MANET scenarios that depend heavily on the reliability of the network. Reliability is a direct cost of the overall network lifetime, i.e., energy of the nodes. In this paper a Self-Organizing AODV protocol (SO_AODV) has been developed by integrating self-organizing concepts found in Efficient Self-Organization Algorithm (EESOA) and Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV) algorithm. SO_AODV has been compared with Traditional AODV and basic EESOA using the following metrics: network lifetime, average end to end delay, delivery ratio and convergence time. In order to appreciate the performance of the proposed SO_AODV algorithm, an implementation in the NS2 simulator is done. The observations from the simulation are: SO_AODV has better network lifetime and end to end delay than Traditional AODV and has better values of convergence time when compared to EESOA.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Annapurna P. Patil
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. Rajanikant
    • 1
  • Sabarish
    • 1
  • Madan
    • 1
  • Surabi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringM.S. Ramaiah Institute of TechnologyBangaloreIndia

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