International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing (IJCSMC)
A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a self-configuring network composed of mobile nodes without any fixed infrastructure. Energy efficiency is a major issue of concern in mobile ad hoc networks as mobile nodes relies on batteries, which are limited sources of power and in several environments; it is quite an unwieldy task to replace or renew them. Energy is limited factor in case of ad hoc networks. The life of a node is directly relative to the battery in the instrument operating at the node. Maximize the use of energy and maximize the life of network is still the key challenge of mobile ad hoc network.