MANET Protocols Performance in Group-based Networks

  • Jaime Lloret
  • Miguel García
  • Fernando Boronat
  • Jesus Tomás
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 284)

Many routing protocols for ad-hoc and sensor networks have been designed, but none of them are based on groups. It is known that grouping nodes gives better performance to the group and to the whole system, thereby avoiding unnecessary message forwarding and additional overhead. In this paper we show the efficiency of the MANET routing protocols when the nodes are arranged in groups. In order to do it, first, we study the advantages of grouping nodes in each individual protocol for both fixed and mobile networks (nodes with random mobile behaviour). Then, the routing protocols will be compared to analyse which one has the best performance when it is used in a group-based network. This paper shows that group-based systems applied to ad-hoc networks provides better performance than when they are not arranged in groups.


Mobile Networking Dynamic Source Route Route Protocol Cluster Head Node Fixed Topology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaime Lloret
    • 1
  • Miguel García
    • 1
  • Fernando Boronat
    • 1
  • Jesus Tomás
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CommunicationsPolytechnic University of ValenciaValenciaSpain

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