JOURNAL OF NETWORKS (JNW)
ISSN : 1796-2056
Volume : 3    Issue : 3    Date : March 2008

Energy Efficient MANET Routing Using a Combination of Span and BECA/AFECA
Mads Darø Kristensen and Niels Olof Bouvin
Page(s): 49-56
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Abstract
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.

Index Terms
Routing, MANET, energy efficiency, powersave, nomadic networks.