Comparison between AODV and DSDV routing protocols in mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET)

Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs) have been investigated deeply during the recent years due to their success in both civilian and military applications. MANETs are formed dynamically by an autonomous system of mobile nodes that are connected via wireless links without using an existing fixed network infrastructure or any centralized administration. The nodes organize themselves randomly and are free to move anytime, anywhere; thus, the network’s wireless topology may change hastily and arbitrarily.

In this paper, a comparison between two well-known routing protocols have been evaluated. The two routing protocols are Ad-hoc On-demand Distance Vector AODV and Destination-Sequenced Distance-Vector DSDV. The simulation results show that AODV routing protocol has performed better than DSDV routing protocol in term of throughput, delivery ratio.