International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Engineering & Technology
Energy efficient routing is be one of the most important design criterion for MANET since mobile nodes are battery powered with limited capacity and which cannot be recharged when ever needed. So, MANET routing is challenged by power and bandwidth constraints. When mobile nodes run out of power, the network gets partitioned and thus some sessions are disconnected. In order to solve this problem and to achieve efficient energy consumption, many solutions have been proposed. All those works are done as the extension of the already existing ad hoc routing protocols such as Reactive, Proactive and Hybrid Routing. Since table-driven protocols consume more energy compared to on-demand protocols, the proposals made modifications to existing reactive protocols.