Recently more and more research interest focuses on the energy efficient routing in mobile ad hoc networks and many related routing algorithms are reported. In this paper, a new optimized priority based energy efficient routing algorithm is presented and priority is added to the existing routing algorithm according to the residual energy proportion of the nodes. Lower residual energy means lower priority and the nodes with lower priority are less likely to forward packets to other nodes. The algorithm needs no global information of the networks and only a little modification is needed to the existing algorithm, so it is practical to be implemented. The algorithm can improve the performance of routing discovery, routing maintenance and cache management at the same time. Some optimization strategy is taken to reduce the network overhead and the lifetime of the network is much longer and the network with our algorithm can transfer much more effective data. Simulation with NS-2 is done and satisfying results are obtained with this algorithm. The results show that the algorithm is efficient.
- Mobile ad hoc network
- Routing algorithm