Title: A protocol independent energy saving technique for mobile ad hoc networks

Authors: Yasser Gadallah, Thomas Kunz

Addresses: Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ont. K1S 5B6, Canada. ' Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ont. K1S 5B6, Canada.

Abstract: In this study, we present PIES, an energy saving technique for mobile ad hoc networks (MANET). PIES works in conjunction with existing routing protocols to help those protocols make energy conservation decisions without changing their core functionality. PIES is designed to achieve energy fairness amongst network nodes. Its functionality is distributed and does not depend on any single node or set of nodes within the network. Simulations show that PIES can generate energy savings of about 50% and extends the lifetime of the network by about 70%. PIES also performs well with both on-demand and proactive routing protocols.

Keywords: communication systems; routing protocols; simulation; energy saving; MANETs; mobile networks; ad hoc networks; energy conservation; network lifetime; sleep period rotation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2006.010202

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2006 Vol.4 No.1/2, pp.39 - 50

Available online: 09 Jul 2006 *

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