Abstract: The existing Ad hoc On Demand Distance Vector (AODV) protocol do not support the route discovery and route maintenance in the real time traffic of mobile Ad hoc networks A new protocol Real Time On-demand Distance Vector (RODV) protocol has been proposed in this study that deals with the real time traffic such as messages audio and video which are time sensitive. This protocol considers the load field in the Route Request (RREQ) packet of AODV as the factor affecting the performance of the protocol. The load as the parameter in the RREQ decreases the congestion on the node by route discovery mechanism. This will decreases the delay for the transferring the real-time traffic. In this study Route Maintenance is also used, in which if any link is failed or active node is moved from the link, RODV handles the situation, by finding the path between the nodes where the link is failed without transferring the failure information towards the source node. This will reduce the delay in transmitting the data in comparison to AODV routing protocol. It will also help in decreasing the routing overhead in the Ad hoc networks.
Sanjeev Jain , Venkateswarlu Pitti and Bhupendra Verma , 2006. Real Time On-Demand Distance Vector Routing In Mobile Ad hoc Networks. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 5: 454-459.