Date Added: Nov 2011
Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) consist of mobile nodes which have no fixed infrastructure. The mobile nodes have limited battery energy, which makes it very important to use energy efficiently in ad hoc networks. In order to maximize the lifetime of ad hoc networks, packet should be sent via a route that can avoid nodes with low power. A lot of routing protocols about ad hoc networks have been proposed, but very few of them really address this issue. In this paper, the authors analyze the routing protocols with respect to their energy consumption. They have considered three different energy models. They compare three commonly used routing protocols DSDV, DSR and AODV under these three energy models through simulation using NS2.