Date Added: Mar 2012
Mobile Ad Hoc NETworks (MANET) is the collection of mobile nodes without any centralized infrastructure. The underlying assumption is that the intermediate nodes cooperate in forwarding packets. Mobile nodes collect the route information through overhearing and stores these information in route caches with the use of Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) Protocol. These nodes consume power unnecessarily due to overhearing the transmissions of their neighbors. Due to this, the network performance is improved but more energy consumption occurs unnecessarily. The main goal of the work is to reduce the effect of overhearing using the Demand Based Energy Efficient (DBEE) algorithm.