Comparative Study of On-Demand and Table-Driven Routing Protocols in MANET

  • G. Kumar Pallai
  • S. Meenakshi
  • A. Kumar Rath
  • B. Majhi
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 32)


In this paper, we have studied a comparative analysis on three MANET routing protocols namely AODV, DSR and DSDV. The performances of protocols are evaluated with respect to packet delivery ratio, throughput, average end-to-end delay, routing overhead, normalized routing load, and packet drop and loss metrics. Experiments has been conducted with 80 numbers of nodes using random waypoint mobility model for constant bit rate traffic using NS-2.35 simulator as a function of varying speed. Simulation results conclude that the throughput performance of both the on-demand routing protocols is fairly comparable. However, DSR protocol outperforms in terms of routing overhead, normalized routing load and packet drop metrics than AODV. Overall, AODV protocol exhibits superior performance in terms of packet delivery ratio and packet loss.


AODV CBR DSR DSDV Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) Routing protocols Routing table (RT) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Kumar Pallai
    • 1
  • S. Meenakshi
    • 2
  • A. Kumar Rath
    • 3
  • B. Majhi
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringNM Institute of Engineering and TechnologyBhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesNational Institute of Technology, RourkelaRourkelaIndia
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringVeer Surendra Sai University of TechnologyBurlaIndia
  4. 4.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringNational Institute of Technology, RourkelaRourkelaIndia

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