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Performance analysis of on-demand routing protocols in wireless mesh networks

Rahman, Md. Arafatur and Azad, Md. Saiful and Anwar, Farhat (2009) Performance analysis of on-demand routing protocols in wireless mesh networks. Informatica Economica, 13 (2). pp. 120-127. ISSN 1453-1305

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Abstract

Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) have recently gained a lot of popularity due to their rapid deployment and instant communication capabilities. WMNs are dynamically self-organizing, self-configuring and self-healing with the nodes in the network automatically establishing an adiej hoc network and preserving the mesh connectivity. Designing a routing protocol for WMNs requires several aspects to consider, such as wireless networks, fixed applications, mobile applications, scalability, better performance metrics, efficient routing within infrastructure, load balancing, throughput enhancement, interference, robustness etc. To support communication, various routing protocols are designed for various networks (e.g. ad hoc, sensor, wired etc.). However, all these protocols are not suitable for WMNs, because of the architectural differences among the networks. In this paper, a detailed simulation based performance study and analysis is performed on the reactive routing protocols to verify the suitability of these protocols over such kind of networks. Ad Hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV), Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) and Dynamic MANET On-demand (DYMO) routing protocol are considered as the representative of reactive routing protocols. The performance differentials are investigated using varying traffic load and number of source. Based on the simulation results, how the performance of each protocol can be improved is also recommended.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3276/1120
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs), IEEE 802.11s, AODV, DSR, DYMO
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices > TK7885 Computer engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Zati Atiqah Mohamad Tanuri
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2011 11:16
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2011 00:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1120

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