Design of an Energy Efficient Routing Protocol for MANETs Based on AODV
Mobile Ad Hoc NETworks (MANETs) also called mesh networks are self-configuring networks of mobile devices connected by wireless links. MANETs are deployed in situations where there is no existing infrastructure, such as emergency search and rescue, military, etc. Each application has a different set of requirements. In this paper, the authors concentrate on emergency search and rescue operations which rely heavily on the availability of the network. The availability is a direct cost of the overall network lifetime, i.e., energy of the nodes.