Book Chapter or Conference Paper Title

Impact of offered load on performance of routing protocols in mobile ad hoc networks

Faculty / School

Faculty of Computer Sciences (FCS)


Department of Computer Science

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Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date


Conference Name

2010 4th UKSim European Symposium on Computer Modelling and Simulation

Conference Location

Pisa, Italy

Conference Dates

17-19 November 2010


79952160958 (Scopus)

First Page



Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Abstract / Description

This paper presents a performance review of OLSR, DYMO, AODV and DSR routing protocols in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANET). We used QualNet5.0 for conducting simulations. Packet Delivery Ratio (PDR) and end-to-end Delay were used as parameters to gauge the performance of a routing protocol over a range of mobile networking scenarios. We show that offered load is more significant factor in differentiating routing protocol performance than mobility. Therefore the behavior of different routing protocols can be differentiated by varying the offered load.