mca 15(6): e3

Research Article

A cooperation-based approach to energy optimization in wireless ad hoc networks

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.11-8-2015.150092,
        author={Maurizio  D’Arienzo and Simon Pietro  Romano},
        title={A cooperation-based approach to energy optimization in wireless ad hoc networks},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications},
        volume={2},
        number={6},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={MCA},
        year={2015},
        month={8},
        keywords={Cooperation, Energy efficiency, Wireless Ad Hoc Networks},
        doi={10.4108/eai.11-8-2015.150092}
    }
    
  • Maurizio D’Arienzo
    Simon Pietro Romano
    Year: 2015
    A cooperation-based approach to energy optimization in wireless ad hoc networks
    MCA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.11-8-2015.150092
Maurizio D’Arienzo1,*, Simon Pietro Romano2
  • 1: Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Seconda Università di Napoli - Italy
  • 2: DIETI, Università di Napoli Federico II - Italy
*Contact email: maudarie@unina.it

Abstract

A well known and still open issue for wireless ad hoc networks is the unfair energy consumption among the nodes. The specific position of certain nodes composing an ad hoc network makes them more involved in network operations than others, causing a faster drain of their energy. To better distribute the energy level and increase the lifetime of the whole network, we propose to periodically force the cooperation of less cooperative nodes while overwhelmed ones deliberately stop their service. A dedicated ad hoc network routing protocol is introduced to discover alternative paths without degradation in the overall network performance.