Comparative analysis of reactive routing protocols for vehicular adhoc network communications

Payal Kaushal, Meenu Khurana, Ketti Ramchandran Ramkumar


In the recent past, vehicular adhoc networks (VANETs) have gained a lot of importance. The routing protocols play a vital role to deliver payloads from one vehicle to another one while they are moving at relative speeds. It is a challenging task to select a routing protocol for VANETs because of the uneven distribution and high mobility of vehicles. In this paper, we have analysed the two standard reactive protocols, adhoc on-demand distance vector (AODV) and ant colony optimization (ACO). The performance comparison of AODV and ACO routing protocols has been presented in this paper. The results show AODV performed better in terms of energy consumption and routing overhead. While considering the throughput, energy loss ratio, and delay ACO has performed. ACO resulted as upperhand.


Adhoc on-demand distance vector; Ant colony optimization; Destination-sequenced distance-vector routing; Dynamic source routing protocol; MATLAB

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