Performance of Mobility Models for Routing Protocol in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks

  • Singh, Madhusudan (Department of Ubiquitous IT, Division of Computer Information Engineering, Dongseo University) ;
  • Lee, Sang-Gon (Division of Computer & Information Engineering, Dongseo University) ;
  • Lee, Hoon-Jae (School of Computer and Information Engineering, Dongseo University)
  • Received : 2011.09.06
  • Accepted : 2011.10.08
  • Published : 2011.10.31


Nowadays Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) are a very popular and emerging technology in the world. MANETs helps mobile nodes to communicate with each other anywhere without using infrastructure. For this purpose we need good routing protocols to establish the network between nodes because mobile nodes can change their topology very fast. Mobile node movements are very important features of the routing protocol. They can have a direct effect on the network performance. In this paper, we are going to discuss random walk and random waypoint mobility models and their effects on routing parameters. Previously, mobility models were used to evaluate network performance under the different routing protocols. Therefore, the network performance will be strongly modeled by the nature of the mobility pattern. The routing protocols must rearrange the changes of accurate routes within the order. Thus, the overheads of traffic routing updates are significantly high. For specific network protocols or applications, these mobility patterns have different impacts.


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