Paper Title
Simulation Based Performance Analysis Of ZRP, FSR And AODV Routing Protocols In Manet

A Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) is a set of wireless nodes that dynamically form a network to exchange information without using any pre-existing fixed network infrastructure. It is a temporary network. Every node acts as both a host and a router resulting in multi hop routing. The nodes frequently change their position. For comparatively small networks flat routing protocols are sufficient. However, in larger networks either hierarchic or geographic routing protocols are needed, and the protocols have to be chosen according to network characteristics, like density, size and additionally the mobility of the nodes. In this paper three routing protocols AODV (Ad-hoc on-Demand Distance Vector), Fisheye State Routing (FSR) and Zone Routing Protocol (ZRP) are compared. The performance of three routing protocols is analyzed in terms of their Packet Delivery Fraction, Average End-to-End Delay, average jitter and Throughput. A QualNet version 5.0 simulator is used for comparison and critical analysis of ZRP is done to find its merits and demerits.