A Performance Comparison of Energy Efficient AODV Protocols in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Energy Conservation is a very important design issue for Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANET) since mobile nodes are powered by batteries with limited capacity. The typical routing protocols of MANETs are mainly the shortest path routing protocols and do not consider the energy aware issue. Power failure of a node affects the overall network lifetime. So this paper describes improvement of the conventional routing protocol by utilizing high energy paths in the network. The authors present a comparative analysis of existing AODV protocol and energy efficient AODV protocol which is modified to improve network lifetime as well as packet delivery ratio. Simulation results indicate that the routing scheme of proposed method is more efficient than existing well-known routing protocols.