International Journal of Computer Applications
One of the major challenges faced by the ad hoc networks is battery life of the nodes. By reducing or optimizing the energy consumed during the communication, the life of the respective nodes can be increased thereby improving the network lifetime. However, the energy consumed in communication is greatly affected by the quality of link between the nodes. In this paper, the authors propose RSSI based optimum transmission power AODV, an energy efficient routing algorithm that minimizes the energy consumed by nodes in transmission by calculating the optimal transmission power required for communication with neighboring nodes.