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Review Article Volume 3 Issue 11

A Review of Multipath Routing Protocols in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETS)

Wilson Musyoka1* and Charles Katila2

1Computer Science Department, St. Paul’s University, Kenya
2Cooperative University of Kenya, Kenya

*Corresponding Author: Wilson Musyoka, Computer Science Department, St. Paul’s University, Kenya.

Received: June 02, 2021; Published: October 13, 2021


In the recent past, the area of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) and its variant Vehicular Ad Hoc Network (VANET) are increasingly finding applications in the Internet of Things (IoT). MANETs have a particular characteristic of a rapidly changing network topology. This feature has an effect on: network connectivity, radio channel utilization and energy consumption of the network. Depending on the speed at which nodes are moving, designing routing protocol for MANET can be extremely challenging. Several works in literature have been proposed to address this problem. This paper provides a survey of the recent protocols proposed for MANETs which considers Mobility, Quality of Service (QoS) and Energy conservation network aspects. In this paper, special attention is paid to the contributions on multi-path mutation-based protocols and application scenarios.

Keywords: MANETS; M2M; QOS; AODV; AOMDV; TORA; DSR; ABR; Multi-hop; Multipath


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Citation: Wilson Musyoka and Charles Katila. “A Review of Multipath Routing Protocols in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETS)". Acta Scientific Computer Sciences 3.11 (2021): 14-23..


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