Evaluating Performance of Real Ad-hoc Networks Using AODV with Hello Message Mechanism for Maintaining Local Connectivity

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Gomez, C.; Catalan, M.; Mantecon, X.; Paradells, J.; Calveras, A. (Wireless Networks Group, Entel Dept., Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Jordi Girona 1-3, C-3, 08034 Barcelona, Spain)

Mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) technology is an essential piece in the path towards a ubiquitous Internet. MANET routing protocol parameter configuration should be further analyzed since it may significantly impact network performance. In this paper, we perform tests in real MANET environments using the Ad-hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol. We study the influence of the protocol, the implementation and a set of AODV link maintainance mechanisms parameter values on network performance, suggesting that usage of different settings from those proposed by default increase reactivity after topology changes with small impact on bandwidth and power consumption in a set of scenarios.