Title: Energy aware routing protocols for mobile ad hoc networks - a survey

Authors: Vivek Arya; Charu Gandhi

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida, C-20/1, Sector 62, Noida-201301, U.P., India ' Dept of Computer Science and IT, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, A-10, Sector 62, Noida-201301, U.P., India

Abstract: Mobile ad hoc networks are wireless networks with no fixed infrastructure. It contains mobile nodes that maintain network connectivity through wireless communications. Due to lack of central infrastructure they can be easily deployed in situation of crisis or as per need. However, nodes in MANETs are powered by limited supply of battery energy. Therefore, efficient energy conservation becomes of prime importance for the overall functioning of an ad hoc network. Many energy aware routing protocols have been developed which aim at achieving energy efficiency via routing procedures. Various mechanisms have been developed that maximise the lifetime of nodes and in overall the network lifetime. In this paper, we study recent mechanisms and protocols proposed which provide energy conservation in mobile ad hoc networks.

Keywords: mobile ad hoc networks; MANETs; energy efficiency; energy conservation; energy aware routing protocols; battery power; transmission power; network lifetime.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICT.2015.072045

International Journal of Information and Communication Technology, 2015 Vol.7 No.6, pp.662 - 675

Received: 20 Sep 2013
Accepted: 19 Mar 2014

Published online: 03 Aug 2015 *

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