International Journal of Recent Development in Engineering and Technology (IJRDET)
Due to highly dynamic and distributed characteristics of nodes in MANET, energy efficiency is considered an important issue. This is also important because MANET do not have fixed infrastructure and nodes are depends on their battery power. Failure of one node, due to battery energy loss, may affect the entire network. In this paper, the authors have proposed an energy efficient congestion control approach that minimizes the total energy cost of the multicast tree. In the first phase of the proposed solution, a multicast tree routed at the source is built by including the nodes with higher residual energy towards the receivers.