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A Heuristic Approach to Energy Saving in Ad Hoc Networks

  • R. I. da Silva
  • J. C. B. Leite
  • M. P. Fernandez
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3124)

Abstract

This paper presents a new algorithm, Extra, for extending the lifetime of ad hoc networks. Extra tries to conserve energy by identifying and switching off nodes that are momentarily redundant for message routing in the network. Extra is independent of the underlying routing protocol and uses solely information that is collected locally. Simulation studies conducted have shown promising results.

Keywords

Energy Saving Network Connectivity Dynamic Source Route Pause Time Mobile Computer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. I. da Silva
    • 1
  • J. C. B. Leite
    • 1
  • M. P. Fernandez
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Computação (IC)Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF)NiteróiBrasil
  2. 2.Lab. Redes de Comunicação e Seg. (LARCES)Universidade Estadual do Ceará (UECE)Itaperi - Fortaleza - CearáBrasil

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