International Journal of Computer Applications
A Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of wireless mobile nodes forming a temporary/short-lived network without any fixed infrastructure where all nodes are free to move about arbitrarily and where all the nodes configure themselves. This paper focus on the energy consumption issues of the routing protocols. This paper examines the energy consumption behavior of three routing protocols; Ad hoc On demand Distance Vector (AODV), Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) and the Destination Sequenced Distance Vector routing (DSDV) with respect to energy consumption. Evaluating how the different approaches and algorithms affect the energy usage in the mobile devices.