• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 3, Pages: 305-307

Original Article

Energy reduction aware multicast routing for mobile ad hoc networks


QoS Multicast routing is difficult in Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET) due to limited resources. Each node in MANET is constrained by their limited battery power for their energy. The energy is reduced as the time goes off due to the packet transmission and reception. Energy management techniques are necessary to minimize the total power consumption of all the nodes in the network in order to maximize its life span. Our proposed protocol Energy Reduction Aware Multicast (ERAM) aimed to find a path which utilizes the minimum energy to transmit the packets between the source and the destination. The required energy for the transmission and reception of data is evaluated at the MAC layer. The network layer makes use of it to find the minimum energy path. ERAM is implemented on Multicast Ad hoc On Demand Distance Vector Routing Protocol (MAODV) to manage the energy consumption in the transmission and reception of data. Simulation results of ERAM show the energy consumption has been reduced.
Keywords: Energy, Multicast, MANET, QoS, MAODV, MAC. 


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