A comparative study of AODV and OLSR on the ORBIT testbed

Devashish Rastogi, Sachin Ganu, Yanyong Zhang, Wade Trappe, Charles Graff

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Though ad hoc network routing protocols, such as AODV and OLSR, have been extensively studied through simulations, there have been fewer evaluations of their software protocol implementations on real network testbed deployments. Consequently, validating the protocol functionality and performance on an actual experimental platform is imperative in order to understand relative merits or limitations under different network conditions. In this paper, we present our initial experimental evaluations of the publicly available AODV and OLSR implementations on the national Open Access Research Testbed (ORBIT) for Next Generation Wireless Networks. We focused on the implementation issues involved in porting these protocols on an open-access testbed as well as the behavior of the proctols on the tested. Finally, we also looked at maximum achievable throughput using these protocols under different settings. Our preliminary observations indicate that in a static scenario, these two protocols can achieve comparable throughput, with AODV offering better stability than OLSR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMilitary Communications Conference, MILCOM 2007
StatePublished - 2007
EventMilitary Communications Conference, MILCOM 2007 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Oct 29 2007Oct 31 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM


OtherMilitary Communications Conference, MILCOM 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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