—An essential matter for ad hoc networks is routing
protocol design which is a major technical challenge due to the
mobility of the nodes. Routing problem becomes more complex
and challengeable, and it probably is the most addressed and
studied problem in ad hoc networks. There are several
classifications of Routing protocols are used to perform routing
the information from source to destination. Classification
methods help researchers and designers to understand distinct
characteristics of a routing protocol and find its relationship
with others. The main aim of this paper is to explore and to
compare the concept of all routing protocol based on update
mechanism. This classification divided into Table-Driven
(Proactive), On-demand (Reactive), Hybrid routing protocols.
Also, the comparison is provided based on the routing
mechanism and information used to make routing decisions.
Also this paper presents an overview of routing issues in
different cases as well as a detailed discussion of and their
relative performance. To compare and analyze an ad hoc
network routing protocols, appropriate classification methods
—Ad hoc networks, routing protocols,
performance analysis, update mechanism.
The authors are with the Florida Institute of Technology, Florida, USA
Cite: Ruaa A. S. Alsabah, Ali A. J. Al-Sabbag, and H. Alzorghani, "A Survey of Routing Protocols for Ad Hoc Networks Based on Update Mechanism," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 236-241, 2015.