Date Added: Jul 2012
Smartphones have gained great popularity all around the world, supporting rich media applications with Internet connectivity. Since increasing number of people own powerful mobile devices, ad-hoc WLANs can be deployed in public areas part of heterogeneous networks environments, as flexible and inexpensive alternatives to infrastructure-based approaches. However, these mobile devices are powered by battery with limited energy budgets, which introduces big energy-related challenges in ad-hoc WLAN routing algorithm design. This paper proposes a context-AWare cross-layer Energy-efficient adaptive Routing Algorithm for WLAN communications (AWERA) that performs energy-efficient context differentiated routing in wireless communications.