LEBRP - A Lightweight and Energy Balancing Routing Protocol for Energy-Constrained Wireless Ad Hoc Networks


IT & Software Engineering, Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology


A wireless ad hoc network typically refers to any set of wireless networks where all devices have equal status on a network and are free to associate with any other wireless ad hoc network devices in their range. As the nature of these networks, they commonly do not have external power supplies, and each node has a limited internal power source. In this paper, we put forward a new routing protocol that is light enough for energy constrained networks, and find routs on the basis of remaining power of each node. Besides, we have also taken some other factors into the consideration. These factors include the ratio of remaining power of a node to the distance of the node from next receiving node. And also the ratio of remaining power of current node to the average remaining power of whole network. This protocol puts emphasis on routing in such a way that the network stays heterogeneous in terms of remaining power of nodes. This heterogeneity brings on a longer network lifetime