Analysis of Routing Protocols in an Emergency Communications Center

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In every network, routing protocols are used for determining the best paths to route packets to and from various hosts. This paper presents a logical network created for a proposed joint Emergency Communications Center (ECC) between two municipalities. The consolidation and centralization of the public safety network's core services requires an evaluation of which routing protocol provides the best performance and throughput in a mission critical environment. Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP), and Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EGIRP) are the routing protocols for which convergence, throughput, and queuing delay are measured. The network is simulated in Riverbed Modeler Academic Edition 17.5. An analysis of the results reveals which protocol should be implemented.


Conference proceeding published in: 2018 IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology Conference.

John Bucherati is a student in the Master of Science in Cybersecurity at Sacred Heart University.