Online Journal of Computing Technologies
As with the advancement in technology, diverse sensing and mobility capabilities have become readily available to devices and consequently Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) are being deployed to perform a number of important tasks. The energy efficiency at individual nodes is the key concern in MANET. The authors propose a hybrid protocol comprising of LEACH and EPAR (Efficient Power Aware Routing) i.e. LEPAR (Leach Efficient Power Aware Routing). In contrast to conventional power aware algorithms, LEPAR identify the capacity of node not just by its residual battery power, but also by the expected energy spent in reliably forwarding data packets over a specific link.