An Energy Efficient Path Routing Protocol based on AODV Routing Protocol for Mobile Adhoc Networks
International Journal of Engineering Research and
Mobile Adhoc Networks (MANETS) have become useful means for delivering the benefits of wireless voice and data networking to military users specially those operating in battlefield environment and along borders, beyond the reach of a fixed network. However, mobile nodes in MANETS are battery driven which suffer from limited energy level problems and are difficult to replace/recharge. Due to the critical operations requirement the outage of even a few of the nodes due to power exhaustion might
... exhaustion might cause disconnect of services in the entire MANET. In MANETS, energy efficiency is an important challenge which leads to the proposal of an 'energy efficient path routing' (EEPR) protocol, that reduces the variance in residual energies of nodes and thus increases the net-work lifetime of MANET. In addition, it is also proposed to include a link stability parameter while selecting the routing path to further improve the energy efficiency. Using a min-max formulation for highest residual energy path and link stability parameter, EEPR selects the path that is most energy efficient and with highest stability/reliability.