The impact of mobility models on the performance of mobile Ad Hoc network routing protocol

M Megat Farez Azril Bin Zuhairi, Mohammad Haseeb Zafar, David Harle

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A mobility model represents nodes distribution and movement over the network. Several research works have shown that a selection of mobility model can affect the outcome of routing performance simulation in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. Thus, a routing protocol may only be effective in a particular mobility model or scenario but performs inferiorly in another. As a result, analyses of routing protocol performance are often based on inadequate information leading to inaccurate argument and conclusion. In this paper, three different mobility models have been selected, where each of them is highly distinctive in terms of nodes movement behavior. In addition, a new measurement technique called probability of route connectivity is introduced. The technique is used to quantify the success rate of route established by a routing protocol. Extensive simulation runs are done and results are compared between each mobility model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)414-420
Number of pages7
JournalIETE Technical Review
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • mobility model
  • ad hoc networks
  • mobile ad hoc networks


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