International Journals of Advanced Information Science and Technology (IJAIST)
The ad hoc networks are non-infrastructure networks consisting of mobile nodes. Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is an autonomous system of mobile nodes connected by wireless links. Each node operates not only as an end system, but al so as a router to forward packets. The nodes are free to move about and organize themselves into a network. These nodes change position frequently. The power-aware routing protocols should consider energy consumption from the viewpoints of both, the network and the node level. From the network point of view, the best route is one that minimizes the total transmission power.