Effect of Variable Traffic Load in on Energy Consumption of Nodes in Mobile AD-HOC Network for Different Routing Protocols
Traffic load is an important parameter in Mobile AD-HOC Network (MANET). MANET is a infrastructure less networking system where battery life-time is a vital factor. Here we have designed a network of 1500x1500 sq. Meter where 25 nodes are arranged in grid pattern using Qualnet simulator. We have calculated average energy required in transmit mode, receive mode and idle mode in physical layer by taking traffic load of 5,10 and 15 in Proactive, Reactive and Hybrid Protocol. Keywords - Energy Consumption, Traffic Load, Routing Protocol, AD-HOC Network.