Investigation on Aspects of Power Consumption in Routing Protocols of MANET using Energy Traffic Model
In ad hoc mobile networks (MANET), the power of the nodes is a problematical factor that extensively affects the efficiency and performance of ad hoc routing protocols. The traffic and mobility patterns for each node such as end and intermediate nodes are restrained to extract features of each routing protocol. One of the main issues in MANET routing protocols is development of energy efficient protocols because of limited battery life and bandwidth of the nodes. This paper presents performance comparison of four popular mobile ad-hoc network routing protocols i.e. Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV), Optimized Link State Routing Protocol (OLSR), Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) and Zone Routing Protocol (ZRP). The performance analysis is based on different network metrics such as Power Consumed in Transmit Mode, Power Consumed in Received, Ideal Modes and Residual Battery Capacity (in mAhr). We also present a performance comparison of the DSR, AODV, DYMO and ZRP routing protocols with respect to power consumption and evaluating how the impact on power consumption in the mobile nodes. Simulation and computation of power consumed, received and transmitted power were done with well known network simulator QualNet 5.0 from scalable networks to evaluate the performance of these protocols variations.
Dharam Vir, Dr. S.K.Agarwal, Dr. S.A.Imam