Traditional routing protocols in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) face the high-energy resources consumption due to process of route discovery. In a MANET, a mobile node consumes its power mainly because of message communication and message processing. The power consumption of a mobile node for communication is the highest and the dominant in comparison to what a node consumes for other tasks. In this paper we evaluate the performance of three main traditional protocol of MANET. A discussion and comparison highlighting their particular merits and drawbacks are also presented. Evaluation study and simulations are performed for analysis and investigation of results.
Keywords: MANETs; Routing protocols; Ad-hoc networks.
Mohamad T. Sultan, Salim M. Zaki
Department of Computer Science, Cihan University, Erbil,