Date Added: Apr 2013
Energy efficient routing protocols for Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) and Wireless Sensor Network is a challenging task. Many different routing protocols based on different features have been proposed to the IETF. Performances of many of these routing protocols have been evaluated focusing on metrics such as delay, routing overhead, and packet delivery. Thus, this paper will discuss about the power consumption aspect of the MANET routing protocols. A performance comparison of Fisheye State Routing (FSR) and Destination Sequenced Distance-Vector (DSDV) routing protocols with respect to average energy consumption and routing energy consumption are explained thoroughly.