QoS Based Power Aware Routing in MANETs

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Executive Summary

In this paper, QoS based Power Aware Routing protocol (Q-PAR) is proposed and evaluated that selects an energy stable QoS constrained end to end path. The selected route is energy stable and satisfies the bandwidth constraint of the application. The protocol Q-PAR is divided in to two phases. In the first route discovery phase, the bandwidth and energy constraints are built in into the DSR route discovery mechanism. In the event of an impending link failure, the second phase, a repair mechanism is invoked to search for an energy stable alternate path locally. Simulation was performed to determine the network lifetime, throughput and end to end delay experienced by packets and for other parameters.

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