Route Rating and Centrality in Zone Routing Protocol for MANET
Shwetanshu Maan1, Sunita Tiwari2

1Shwetanshu Maan, Department of Computer Science, Krishna Engineering College, Mohan agar, Ghaziabad (U.P), India.
2Sunita Tiwari, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Krishna Engineering College, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad (U.P), India.

Manuscript received on 18 August 2012 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 August 2012 | Manuscript published on 30 August 2012 | PP: 44-48 | Volume-1 Issue-3, August 2012 | Retrieval Number: C0261071312/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: Routing is an important challenge in wireless adhoc networks. Mobile Adhoc networks are infrastructure less and are characterized by multi-hop wireless connectivity and changing network topology. They are self organized networks. Role of routing protocols becomes even more significant because of the dynamically changing topology of MANET. A routing protocol is required whenever a packet needs to be transfer to a destination via number of nodes. Since the mid 90s MANETs are popular research topic due to growth of laptops and wifi wireless networking. Various protocols are evaluated to make MANETs reliable. Most prominent categories are proactive, reactive and hybrid. Proactive and Reactive both have some disadvantages therefore we use hybrid routing protocols to enhance performance of adhoc networks. In this work we aim to compare the performance of proactive (DSDV), reactive (DSR) and hybrid (ZRP and modified ZRP) routing protocols and also aim to propose an enhanced form of ZRP to uplift its performance.
Keywords: Mobile Adhoc Networks (MANETs), Routing Protocols: Reactive, Proactive, Hybrid, Route Rating.

Scope of the Article: Routing, Switching