International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS)

ISSN: 2074-9090 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9104 (Online)

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IJCNIS Vol.10, No.7, Jul. 2018

Simulation Analysis of OLSR and Its Variant with Cooperative MPR Selection on NS-2.35 in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

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Shelja Sharma, Suresh Kumar

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Wireless Communication;Communication Network System;OLSR;Routing Protocol;NS- 2.35;MANET


Mobile Ad-Hoc networks (MANETs) can be classified as Decentralized, Independent and Self- Organizing dynamic networks of intellectual movable nodes. In such networks, devices are connected by provisional wireless links. Dynamic topology imposes challenges in developing an efficient routing protocol, for enabling successful communication between mobile devices. Based on the nature of working, proactive & reactive protocols are the two broadly classified categories of routing protocols. This paper presents, relative experimental analysis of proactive routing protocols viz., Optimized Link State Routing Protocol (OLSR) and its variant (Kenji Yamada et al., 2010) with Cooperative Multi-Point Relay (MPR) Selection. To compare OLSR and its variant protocol, the Network Simulator- 2.35 is used to carry out numerous simulations, on arbitrary scenarios, by varying the number of network nodes & mobility of nodes. As per the simulation outcomes, the OLSR with a cooperative MPR selection has outperformed the traditional OLSR protocol in static scenarios or when the network load has been varied. On the contrary, the traditional OLSR protocol has performed better in mobile scenarios. But, as demonstrated from various experimentations, it exhibits higher Routing Overheads as compared to its variant protocol. Further, on the basis of simulation results, efforts can be made in the direction of performance optimization of OLSR and its variant protocol, to improve its performance in highly mobile scenarios as well, keeping in view other performance metrics.

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Shelja Sharma, Suresh Kumar,"Simulation Analysis of OLSR and Its Variant with Cooperative MPR Selection on NS-2.35 in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks", International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS), Vol.10, No.7, pp.44-51, 2018.DOI: 10.5815/ijcnis.2018.07.05


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