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Title: Analyzing the effect of routing protocols on media access control protocols in radio networks

Abstract

We study the effect of routing protocols on the performance of media access control (MAC) protocols in wireless radio networks. Three well known MAC protocols: 802.11, CSMA, and MACA are considered. Similarly three recently proposed routing protocols: AODV, DSR and LAR scheme 1 are considered. The experimental analysis was carried out using GloMoSim: a tool for simulating wireless networks. The main focus of our experiments was to study how the routing protocols affect the performance of the MAC protocols when the underlying network and traffic parameters are varied. The performance of the protocols was measured w.r.t. five important parameters: (i) number of received packets, (ii) average latency of each packet, (iii) throughput (iv) long term fairness and (v) number of control packets at the MAC layer level. Our results show that combinations of routing and MAC protocols yield varying performance under varying network topology and traffic situations. The result has an important implication; no combination of routing protocol and MAC protocol is the best over all situations. Also, the performance analysis of protocols at a given level in the protocol stack needs to be studied not locally in isolation but as a part of the complete protocol stack. A novelmore » aspect of our work is the use of statistical technique, ANOVA (Analysis of Variance) to characterize the effect of routing protocols on MAC protocols. This technique is of independent interest and can be utilized in several other simulation and empirical studies.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Christopher L.
  2. Martin
  3. Achla
  4. Madhav V.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
976136
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-02-1747
TRN: US201009%%357
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Submitted to: ACM SIGCOMM 2002 Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, August 19-23, 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; PERFORMANCE; ROUTING; RADIO EQUIPMENT; NETWORK ANALYSIS; TRANSMISSION; CONTROL

Citation Formats

Barrett, C L, Drozda, M, Marathe, A, and Marathe, M V. Analyzing the effect of routing protocols on media access control protocols in radio networks. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Barrett, C L, Drozda, M, Marathe, A, & Marathe, M V. Analyzing the effect of routing protocols on media access control protocols in radio networks. United States.
Barrett, C L, Drozda, M, Marathe, A, and Marathe, M V. Tue . "Analyzing the effect of routing protocols on media access control protocols in radio networks". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/976136.
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abstractNote = {We study the effect of routing protocols on the performance of media access control (MAC) protocols in wireless radio networks. Three well known MAC protocols: 802.11, CSMA, and MACA are considered. Similarly three recently proposed routing protocols: AODV, DSR and LAR scheme 1 are considered. The experimental analysis was carried out using GloMoSim: a tool for simulating wireless networks. The main focus of our experiments was to study how the routing protocols affect the performance of the MAC protocols when the underlying network and traffic parameters are varied. The performance of the protocols was measured w.r.t. five important parameters: (i) number of received packets, (ii) average latency of each packet, (iii) throughput (iv) long term fairness and (v) number of control packets at the MAC layer level. Our results show that combinations of routing and MAC protocols yield varying performance under varying network topology and traffic situations. The result has an important implication; no combination of routing protocol and MAC protocol is the best over all situations. Also, the performance analysis of protocols at a given level in the protocol stack needs to be studied not locally in isolation but as a part of the complete protocol stack. A novel aspect of our work is the use of statistical technique, ANOVA (Analysis of Variance) to characterize the effect of routing protocols on MAC protocols. This technique is of independent interest and can be utilized in several other simulation and empirical studies.},
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