Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
Wireless communication has seen rapid technological advancements in recent years. Wireless mesh network and ad-hoc network are types of wireless networks. Both are multihop networks: in wireless ad hoc networks the mobility of the relay nodes is very high when compared to the low mobility of the relay nodes in wireless mesh networks. These multihop networks depend on the relay nodes for packet transmission and therefore the network lifetime time is an important consideration in these networks. The residual energy of the nodes should be high enough, such that the network life time is extended and therefore improve the traffic carrying capacity of the network.