A Study on Routing Protocols and Mobility Models in Mobile AD HOC Networks
A MANET is self-organizing and of a dynamic topology, which enables wireless communication among mobile
devices without relying on a fixed infrastructure. Due to limited resources such as power, bandwidth, processing capability,
and storage space at the nodes as well as mobility, it is important to reduce routing overheads in MANET, while ensuring a
high rate of packet delivery. Since the battery of nodes is limited, the energy of nodes and the life time of network is a
critical problem in MANET.
Index terms - Routing Protocols, Mobility Models, Random Walk, Random Waypoint, Reference Point Group.