A Study of Routing Protocols in MANETs

Authors: Binu B Singh, H C Nagaraj, M K Banga

Abstract :

Mobile Ad Hoc Networks establish communication across different nodes in an environment without a fixed infrastructure and centralized administration. The nodes are highly mobile and thus the network topology keeps changing. The other constraints are energy limitations power management, location of nodes , bandwidth limitations etc. there are several protocols in different classes to monitor the communication across the network. The objective of this paper is to create taxonomy of the ad hoc routing  rotocols and to survey and compare them. We have tried to uncover the requirements of different protocols, the resource limitations under which they operate and the design specifications made by the authors.

Keywords : Wireless networks, Routing Protocols, Ad Hoc network