This paper presents some novel approaches for energy efficient routing in mobile ad-hoc networks. Two known energy preserving techniques, Span and BECA/AFECA, are combined with a well-known re-active routing protocol, AODV, to create a new energy efficient routing protocol. Furthermore, the protocol is tuned towards usage in a nomadic network setting, i.e., a setting where some nodes are stationary and have a steady power source. The protocols are simulated extensively to examine their energy preserving capabilities, and the results of these simulations are presented and discussed.
Journal of Networks, 2008, Vol 3, Issue 3, p. 49-56
Routing, MANET, energy efficiency, powersave, nomadic networks.