Reducing the transmission and reception powers in the AODV
2009-08-07T08:38:33Z (GMT) by
The transmission power and the reception power are the main source of energy consumption in wireless sensor nodes. Therefore, reducing the amount of consumed power through the transmission and reception processes in the routing protocol will lead to an increase in the lifetime of the wireless sensor network and distribute the consumed power among the wireless sensor nodes. This paper proposes a mechanism to reduce the transmission and reception power for the frequently used nodes. This proposed techniques and a hybrid technique with the power consumption distribution technique in have been compared to the original Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol. Simulation results based on NS-2 showed that the hybrid technique and the proposed mechanism have better performance than the original AODV routing protocol. The new mechanism and the hybrid technique have increased the lifetime of the wireless sensor network by around 40%, and 70% respectively.