Paper: Comparative study of CBR and TCP performance of MANET routing protocols

In this paper, we evaluate the performance of two MANET routing protocols under varying
traffic, density and mobility conditions. We observe, that a rather large fraction of the traffic
being carried on the Internet today carries TCP. Thus, Internet traffic has inheritly different
characteristics than that of CBR traffic, which is the commonly used traffic type for evaluating
MANET routing protocol performance. Hence, in this paper, we extend our evaluations of the
two protocols to include the performance of both TCP and CBR traffic. We find, that testing a
protocol using CBR traffic is not a good indicator for the same protocols performance when
subject to TCP traffic.

Proceedings of the “Workshop on Broadband Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks and Services”, Sep 2002, Sophia-Antipolis, France. 2002 – PDF.