Ahmed E.A.A. Abdulla, Zubair Md Fadlullah, Hiroki Nishiyama, and Nei Kato
International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks Symposium (ICNC 2013 - WAHS), San Diego, USA, Jan. 2013
Publication year: 2013-01

Power-aware routing for battery-powered wireless ad hoc networks is crucial to insure the longevity of such networks. Most contemporary research that attempts to minimize the energy consumption does so via short distance transmissions. However, this transmission strategy leads to an increase in the number of network operations, and thus increases the probability of collision, which results in extra energy consumption for retransmissions. In this paper, we show that the minimum transmission distance does not result in the minimum energy consumption, and find the optimal transmission distance such that the energy consumption of the ad hoc network is minimal.