Cross-layer Support for Optimal Power Control Approach using Received Signal Strength (RSS) in Mobile Ad Hoc Network

  • Chandrashekhar Goswami , Dr. Parveen Sultana H


A Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET) is a bunch of nodes especially wireless and mobile, operate over external low powered battery devices. Energy draining is the primary concern in the wireless network. This paper introduces a cross-layer optimal power control (XOPC) approach to save battery power based on Received Signal Strength (RSS) and transmission power to enhance the usage of energy, and to increase packet delivery ratio. This cross-layer approach simulated by the NS2 simulation tool and results are evaluated and compared with Energy Consumption Routing (ECR) and Max-Min Battery Cost Routing (MMBCR), which shows that the proposed cross-layer approach has better results as compared to other protocols.