Energy Consumption using Traffic Models for MANET Routing Protocols
A mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is a collection of wireless mobile nodes dynamically forming a network Topology without the use of any existing network infrastructure or centralized administration. One of the main issues in MANET routing protocols is development of energy efficient protocols due to limited bandwidth and battery life. There are various such protocols developed and analyzed under Constant Bit Rate (CBR) traffic by many authors. In the present communication the energy consumption in traffic models (CBR, Pareto and Exponential) is measured using routing protocols namely AODV, OLSR and AOMDV. Simulation and computation of energy consumed, received and transmitted energy were done with ns-2 simulator (2.34 version) with parameter variation: number of nodes, pause time, average speed and send rate.