Analysis on Scalability of Proactive Routing Protocols in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

KIPS Transactions on Computer and Communication Systems, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 147-154, Apr. 2007
10.3745/KIPSTC.2007.14.2.147,   PDF Download:


Network topology in ad hoc networks keeps changing because of node mobility and no limitation in number of nodes. Therefore, the scalability of routing protocol is of great importance. However, table,driven protocols such as DSDV have been known to be suitable for relatively small number of nodes and low node mobility. Various protocols like FSR, OLSR, and PCDV have been proposed to resolve scalability problem but yet remain to be proven for their comparative superiority for scalability. In this paper, we compare and analyze them by employing various network deployment scenarios as follows: network dimension increases while keeping node density constant, node density increases while keeping network dimension fixed, and the number of sessions increase with the network dimension and the number of nodes fixed. The DSDV protocol showed a low scalability despite that it imposes a low overhead because its convergencespeed against topology change is slow. The FSR’s performance decreased according to the increase of overhead corresponding to increasing number of nodes. The OLSR with the shortest convergence time among them shows a good scalability, but turned out to be less scalable than the PCDV that uses a clustering because of its relatively high overhead.

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[IEEE Style]
S. Y. Yun and H. Oh, "Analysis on Scalability of Proactive Routing Protocols in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks," KIPS Journal C (2001 ~ 2012) , vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 147-154, 2007. DOI: 10.3745/KIPSTC.2007.14.2.147.

[ACM Style]
Seok YeoI Yun and Hoon Oh. 2007. Analysis on Scalability of Proactive Routing Protocols in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. KIPS Journal C (2001 ~ 2012) , 14, 2, (2007), 147-154. DOI: 10.3745/KIPSTC.2007.14.2.147.