Date Added: Aug 2009
A recent trend in Ad Hoc network routing is the reactive on-demand philosophy where routes are established only when required. Most of the protocols in this category are not incorporating proper security features. The ad hoc environment is accessible to both legitimate network users and malicious attackers. It has been observed that different protocols need different strategies for security. The proposed scheme is intended to be incorporated on the Power Aware Virtual Node Routing Protocol to protect its routing strategy. The study will help in making protocol more robust against attacks and standardizing parameters for security in routing protocols.