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Performance Investigation of OLSR and AODV Routing Protocols for 3 D FANET Environment using NS3

sunil makkar, Yudhvir Singh, Rajeshwar Singh


Flying Ad Hoc Network is the most suitable and most emerging research topic in the field of wireless communication. Flying ad-hoc network (FANET) is a special class of MANET that provides the communication among small flying drone called UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicle) enable with camera, sensor and communication system. FANET has wide area of applications like reconnaissance and surveillance for military and civil purposes. FANETs along with its special features have several challenges and issues those need to be considered. Routing in FANETs is one such issue because all the information exchanging process is done by the Routing protocol. In this experiment, the performance of OLSR and AODV routing protocols are analyzed for 3 D FANET environment by utilizing Gauss Markov Mobility Model. We have investigated the performance of protocols by varying group of UAVs and number of packets. Gauss Markov Mobility model has been used to produced 3 D cube area with dimension 1700x1700x1500 meters. Simulation experiment has been carried out using NS3 network simulator. The metrics used for this investigation are Packet Delivery Fraction, Throughput and Average End-to-End Delay. It has been find out that OLSR is better choice for FANET in term of packet delivery fraction and real time delivery of data.


FANET, 3-D, Gauss Markov Mobility Model, OLSR, AODV, NS3.

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