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Performance Evaluation of Modified AODV for Load Balancing

Amita Rani1 and Mayank Dave1
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Journal of Computer Science
Volume 3 No. 11, 2007, 863-868


Submitted On: 28 September 2007 Published On: 30 November 2007

How to Cite: Rani, A. & Dave, M. (2007). Performance Evaluation of Modified AODV for Load Balancing. Journal of Computer Science, 3(11), 863-868.


AODV is a prominent routing protocol for MANET that uses hop count as a path selection metric. However, AODV has no means to convey traffic load on current route. This study focuses on introducing a new metric, Aggregate Interface Queue Length (AIQL), in AODV in order to deal with load balancing issues. Performance evaluation through simulation shows that the modified code can perform better than the conventional AODV. We also evaluate the effect of interface queue length on normalized routing load, average throughput and average end-to-end delay.

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  • Ad hoc networks
  • aggregate interface queue length
  • average throughput
  • normalized routing load
  • end-to-end delay