An energy aware multi-path routing algorithm for mobile ad hoc networks

Saad Harous, Muhammed Al-Dubai, Qassim Nasir

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Due to the new technology development, mobile ad hoc networks are becoming very important. The nodes that make up the mobile ad hoc network are battery powered. The problem of conserving energy at nodes is very important and a challenging one. In this article we present an Energy Aware Multi-path Dynamic Source Routing protocol (EAMPDSR). This protocol is based on the existing on-demand Dynamic Source Routing protocol (DSR). It is energy aware and uses a multi-path technique. EA-MPDSR reduces the energy consumed per received data bytes as well as prolongs the network lifetime, which leads to improvement in the performance of the network. The simulation results show the EA-MPDSR protocol performs better than conventional DSR and maximum of minimum energy DSR (MME-DSR) protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-75
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Energy aware routing
  • Mobile ad hoc network
  • Multi-path routing
  • Wireless

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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