Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Institutional Repository

Factors affecting the performance of dynamic source routing protocol in mobile ad hoc networks using Taguchi approach

Sarahintu, Mazalan (2008) Factors affecting the performance of dynamic source routing protocol in mobile ad hoc networks using Taguchi approach. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Science.

[img] PDF
Restricted to Repository staff only

481Kb
[img] PDF (Abstract)
39Kb
[img] PDF (Table Of Content)
53Kb
[img] PDF (1st Chapter)
35Kb

Abstract

The performance of dynamic source routing (DSR) protocol in mobile ad hoc networks is influenced very much by several factors that define the network environment and scenario. The factors include terrain, network size, node velocity, pause time, transmission range, traffic load, and packet rates. The purpose of this research is to analyze the effects of these factors and some interactions on two performance metrics, namely routing overhead and drop rates. Taguchi approach has been applied in this study. For a preliminary experiment, L4 orthogonal array was used to determine the effects of terrain, pause time, and node velocity on the performance of DSR. Among these factors, we found that the most influential factor on drop rates was terrain, followed by pause time and node velocity. For routing overhead, we discovered that node velocity was the most effective factor, followed by pause time and terrain. Furthermore, L8 orthogonal array was applied to analyze the effect of all the factors above. The most important results were that the effects of transmission range, terrain, network size, packet rates, and pause time were significant on drop rates. For routing overhead, we discovered that the effects of network size, pause time, node velocity, and traffic load were significant. Finally, using suitable orthogonal arrays, the investigation was carried out to identify the effect of interactions between the significant factors. The effect of interaction between terrain and pause time on drop rates was found to be present and significant.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Matematik)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2008; Supervisors : Prof. Dr. Abd. Aziz Jemain & Assoc. Prof. Dr. Robiah Adnan
Uncontrolled Keywords:dynamic source routing (DSR), ad hoc networks, mobile computing
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions:Science
ID Code:11586
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:22 Dec 2010 09:52
Last Modified:13 Sep 2012 06:22

Repository Staff Only: item control page