Date Added: May 2012
Minimum energy (Energy Efficient) routing protocols are very essential for wireless ad hoc networks which usually consist of mobile battery operated computing devices and many such protocols and schemes have been proposed so far. However, few efforts have been spent on issues associated with such protocols such as routing overhead and route setup time and route maintenance. The energy efficient routing protocols could fail without considering the mobility of node and routing overhead involved. In this paper, a more accurate analytical model is proposed to track the energy consumptions due to various factors and impact of packet errors.