Performance Evaluation of On-Demand Multipath Routing Protocols for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

H. Zafar, D. Harle, I. Andonovic (UK), and M. Ashraf (Pakistan)

Keywords

Adhoc networks, multimedia applications, multipath routing, goodput, average endtoend delay, and routing overheads

Abstract

Typical multimedia applications require highly reliable connections and should not depend upon a single link. On-demand multipath routing protocols for mobile ad-hoc networks, therefore, are crucial in providing resilience to route failures and to successful load balancing. Performance evaluations of on-demand multipath routing protocols have been carried out and contrasted with traditional single-path routing protocols. Results show the superiority of multipath routing protocols under certain scenarios in terms of goodput, average end-to-end delay and routing overheads. Based on the observations, we make recommendations about how the performance of the on-demand multipath routing protocols can be improved.

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