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Vol. 174, Issue 7, July 2014, pp. 129-137




A FSA Model for Performance Evaluation over Mobile Ad Hoc Networks with Low Traffic Volume

1 Heng LUO, 2 Jianping CHEN, 3 Ai-Huang GUO, 4 Ning WANG, 5 Lu GAO

1, 2, 4, 5 Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou, China
1, 2 Suzhou key laboratory of mobile networking and applied technologies, Suzhou
3 Tongji University, Shanghai, China
1 Tel.: 8613862404231

1 E-mail: luoheng1981@163.com


Received: 18 April 2014 /Accepted: 30 June 2014 /Published: 31 July 2014

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems


Abstract: A Mobile Ad hoc network (MANET), which is composed of nodes that are able to move arbitrarily, differs from a direct connection network in the way that it is multi-hopping and self- organizing and thus able to operate without the help of prefixed infrastructures. However, problems such as unfavorable wireless links and dynamic topology are challenging, resulting in the proposal of a collection of routing protocols for MANETs. Nevertheless the performance of protocols may deteriorate dramatically as deployment scenario changes due to the application dependent philosophy behind algorithms. In this paper, the performance evaluation problem for MANETs and is explored and a novel performance ranking model, termed FSA, is proposed. For simplicity but without loss of generality, the performance of two routing protocols DSDV and DSR are studies. The FSA is able to rank the performance of DSDV and DSR depending on the average value and standard deviation results. Extensive simulations show that an overall 20.74 %, at most, gain may be achieved based on the FSA model.


Keywords: Mobile ad hoc network, Performance evaluation, FSA, Routing, Fuzzy logic.


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