Performance Metrics Evaluation of Routing Protocols in MANET
A major issue with ad hoc networks is energy consumption since nodes are usually mobile and battery operated. A recent trend in ad hoc network routing is the reactive on-demand philosophy where routes are established only when required. This paper proposes a new scheme called Efficient Power Routing DSR (EPRDSR) to improve existing on-demand routing protocols by introducing the power efficient algorithm in whole Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET). The scheme establishes quick adaptation to distributed processing, dynamic linking and low processing at all times. This scheme uses the concept of power awareness among route selection nodes by checking power status of each node in the topology which insures fast selection of routes with minimal efforts and faster recovery.