Title: An energy aware enhanced AODV routing protocol in MANET

Authors: K.K. Savitha; C. Chandrasekar

Addresses: Department of Computer Applications, K.S.R. College of Engineering, Tiruchengode – 637 215, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Computer Science, Periyar University, Salem – 636 011, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: As the growth of multimedia communication in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), every node needs to conserve its power since most nodes are powered by a battery source. Mobile ad hoc networking is a challenging task due to the lack of resources in the network as well as the frequent changes in network topology. Although lots of research has been done on supporting QoS in the internet and other networks, but they are not suitable for mobile ad hoc networks and still QoS support for such networks remains an open problem. In this paper, we propose that the enhanced ad hoc on-demand distance vector (AODV) routing protocol which is modified to improve the networks lifetime in mobile ad hoc network (MANET). The new scheme has been proposed for achieving QoS in terms of packet delivery, better power management and stable routes. The proposed scheme has been incorporated using AODV protocol.

Keywords: mobile ad hoc networks; MANETs; ad hoc on-demand distance vector; AODV routing protocols; energy-aware routing protocols; energy management; QoS; quality of service; minimum residual energy; average residual energy; multimedia communications; network lifetime.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCNDS.2013.053079

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 2013 Vol.10 No.3, pp.233 - 242

Available online: 04 Apr 2013

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