Energy Drain Reduction Using Multicast Routing Protocol
Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a self-configuring network of mobile nodes which communicate with each other without any fixed infrastructure. Multicast routing is extremely difficult in MANET due to its limited resources such as bandwidth and battery power. Energy management techniques are necessary to improve the performance of the routing protocol. The proposed multicast routing protocol EDR-MRP addresses the issues of energy drain to establish the path. The energy drain may occur due to the transmission and reception of control and data packets. The protocol also concentrates the residual battery capacity and the distance between the nodes to manage the energy consumption. EDR-MRP protocol establishes the energy efficient path in the multicast routing protocol MAODV, by managing the energy drain in the transmission and recepion of data.