Conference Paper

An Analytical Comparison of Factors Affecting the Performance of Ad Hoc Network

DOI: 10.1007/11599463_83 Conference: Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks, First International Conference, MSN 2005, Wuhan, China, December 13-15, 2005, Proceedings
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In this paper an analytical model is proposed to investigate and quantify the effects and interactions of node mobility, network
size and traffic load on the performance of ad hoc networks using AODV in terms of cost, average end-to-end delay and throughput.
The analytical results reveal that contrary to the traditional concept, performance of ad hoc networks is much more sensitive
to traffic load and network size than to node mobility. The capacity of ad hoc networks relies on the collective impact of
all three factors but not any one alone. Furthermore, NS-2 based simulations are carried out to verify the theoretical model.

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