Survey of Wireless MANET Application in Battlefield Operations

  • Rajabhushanam C
  • Kathirvel A
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In this paper, we present a framework for performance analysis of wireless MANET in combat/battle field environment. The framework uses a cross-layer design approach where four different kinds of routing protocols are compared and evaluated in the area of security operations. The resulting scenarios are then carried out in a simulation environment using NS-2 simulator. Research efforts also focus on issues such as Quality of Service (QoS), energy efficiency, and security, which already exist in the wired networks and are worsened in MANET. This paper examines the routing protocols and their newest improvements. Classification of routing protocols by source routing and hop-by-hop routing are described in detail and four major categories of state routing are elaborated and compared. We will discuss the metrics used to evaluate these protocols and highlight the essential problems in the evaluation process itself. The results would show better performance with respect to the performance parameters such as network throughput, end-to-end delay and routing overhead when compared to the network architecture which uses a standard routing protocol. Due to the nature of node distribution the performance measure of path reliability which distinguishes ad hoc networks from other types of networks in battlefield conditions, is given more significance in our research work.




Rajabhushanam, C., & Kathirvel, A. (2011). Survey of Wireless MANET Application in Battlefield Operations. IJACSA) International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (Vol. 2). Retrieved from

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