International Journal of Computer Applications
"A mobile node has a finite and decreasing energy. When finding routes, energy aware routing increases the network lifetime. Energy saving mechanism is required for the efficient operation of the battery powered network. In general, all the neighboring nodes overhear transmission when a node is transmitting a packet. Overhearing is caused by receiving information that is not addressed to it. Energy consumed by overhearing nodes is same as that of receiving nodes. This paper is to develop an energy conserving mechanism to reduce energy expenditure due to overhearing."