Performance Evaluation of DSR with Reference to Varying Number of Nodes
Anand Pandey

Anand Pandey, Pursuing Ph.D from Mewar University, Chittorgarh (Rajasthan), India.
Manuscript received on July 01, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on July 04, 2012. | Manuscript published on July 05, 2012. | PP: 195-198 | Volume-2, Issue-3, July 2012. | Retrieval Number: C0760062312 /2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: Mobile ad hoc network is a dynamic network. In this network the mobile nodes dynamically form a temporary network without any centralized administration or the use of any existing network infrastructure. A number of routing protocols like Ad Hoc On-Demand Distance Vector Routing (AODV), Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) and Destination-Sequenced Distance-Vector (DSDV) have been proposed. The Dynamic Source Routing protocol (DSR) is an efficient routing protocol designed specifically for use in wireless ad hoc networks of mobile nodes. The DSR protocol is composed of the two mechanisms of “Route Discovery” and “Route Maintenance”, which allow nodes to discover and maintain routes to arbitrary destinations. In this work an attempt has been made to compare the performance of DSR routing protocols for mobile ad hoc networks on the basis of varying number of nodes. The simulations are carried out using the ns-2 network simulator, which is used to run wired and wireless ad hoc simulations. Analyses of the results are done in Tracegraph with Matlab.

Keywords: DSR, MANET, Performance Evaluation, Protocol.