New Metrics to Evaluate the Impact of High Mobility on AODV Routing

  • Younes Ben ChigraEmail author
  • Abderrahim Ghadi
  • Mohamed Bouhorma
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Intelligent Transportation and Infrastructure book series (LNITI)


Mobility of nodes in mobile ad hoc network constitutes a big challenge in the design of efficient routing protocol. Such issues reside in frequent and unpredictable links failure, which impact the overall network performance. Research community has proposed several scenarios to minimize the impact of mobility and deliver the quality of service required by MANET applications. However, efficiency of routing protocols must be assessed before their deployment. Actually, routing performances are evaluated using four main metrics: latency or end-to-end delay, Throughput, Packet delivery ratio (PDR) and routing overhead (RO). In this paper we introduce two novel metrics to evaluate the behavior of routing protocol in case of high mobility of nodes. The first metric is path change factor (PCF), which characterize mobility adaptiveness and the second metric is route repair influence (RRI) that represent the effectiveness of route repair scheme. In addition we implemented the new metrics using an AWK script. Simulation of AODV routing was carried out in NS2, then simulation output was used to calculate the overall performance metrics.


Mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) Routing protocols Mobility QoS Metrics NS2 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Younes Ben Chigra
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abderrahim Ghadi
    • 1
  • Mohamed Bouhorma
    • 1
  1. 1.Computing, Systems and Telecommunications LaboratoryUAE-FSTTTangierMorocco

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