Energy Consumption in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Hannan Xiao, Dashti Ibrahim, B. Christianson

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Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs) are composed of moving mobile nodes that are battery operated. This paper proposes a set of performance metrics in evaluating energy efficiency in MANETs, and studies the energy consumption of
MANET from a variety of aspects: at different network layers including application layer, network layer and MAC layer, at different operation mode including idle, transmit and receive, and with different routing protocols including DSR, DSDV and AODV. Extensive simulations were run in the network simulator
ns2 for various scenarios. The results and analysis reveal some important findings. A substantial amount of energy is consumed at MAC layer, especially at idle mode. IEEE 802.11 achieves completely different pattern in terms of its energy efficiency when combined with different routing protocols. DSR and DSDV
are significant efficient than AODV in terms of energy consumption per successful data packet delivery
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-3083-8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014
EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC) - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 6 Apr 20149 Apr 2014


ConferenceIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC)


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