Masters Theses


“Routing protocols have become an increasingly hot topic within the field of wireless mobile ad hoc networks. Many protocols exist, but there are many determining factors governing which protocol is best. Since these wireless networks typically exist on mobile nodes, power, bandwidth, and topology changes are more of an issue than with a traditional wired network. Many of these protocols have only recently been introduced and therefore little independent study has been performed on them. This research document analyzes the routing protocol called Optimized Link State Routing (OLSR) and determines how it compares with the protocols Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) and Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV).

Using a network simulator it is possible to simulate a large wireless network without the constraints of a physical network. Using this simulator each protocol can be tested with the exact same random scenario, thus, the difference between protocols is based purely on their implementation. This thesis first analyzes these protocols using a 50-node network with varying node speeds and pause times. The network size is then increased to a 100-node network to determine how the protocols scale to a larger network size. Finally, an analysis of node distance is performed to see if it has any bearing on the data collected”--Abstract, page iii.


Miller, Ann K.

Committee Member(s)

Beetner, Daryl G.
Davis, Robert L.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Computer Engineering


National Science Foundation (U.S.)


This work was partially funded by the NSF Grant DUE-0113949.


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2002


viii, 48 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 47).


© 2002 Jason Robert White, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Wireless Application Protocol (Computer network protocol)

Thesis Number

T 8033

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