Research Area:  Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Designing an energy efficient routing protocol is one of the main issue of Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs). It is challenging task to provide energy efficient routes because MANET is dynamic and mobile nodes are fitted with limited capacity of batteries. The high mobility of nodes results in quick changes in the routes, thus requiring some mechanism for determining efficient routes. In this paper, an Intelligent Energy-aware Efficient Routing protocol for MANET (IE2R) is proposed. In IE2R, Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) technique is used based on entropy and Preference Ranking Organization METHod for Enrichment of Evaluations-II (PROMETHEE-II) method to determine efficient route. MCDM technique combines with an intelligent method, namely, Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft Set (IFSS) which reduces uncertainty related to the mobile node and offers energy efficient route. The proposed protocol is simulated using the NS-2 simulator. The performance of the proposed protocol is compared with the existing routing protocols, and the results obtained outperforms existing protocols in terms of several network metrics.
Author(s) Name:  Santosh Kumar Das and Sachin Tripathi
Journal name:  Wireless Networks
Publisher name:  ACM
Volume Information:  Volume 24,Issue 4,May 2018
Paper Link:   https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1007/s11276-016-1388-7