International Journal of Modern Engineering Research (IJMER)
In most pioneering topics in computer communications is wireless networking. One area in wireless networking is mobile ad hoc networking. The concept of mobile ad hoc networking is based on the fact that users can communicate with each other in network, without any form of centralized administration. In a mobile ad hoc network, nodes are often powered by batteries. Every message can send and every computation performed drains the battery life. One solution for power conservation in mobile ad hoc network is power management. This means that routing decisions made by the routing protocol should be based on the power-status of the nodes. Nodes with low batteries will be less preferably for forwarding packets than nodes with full batteries, thus increasing the life of the nodes.