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Journal of Computer Networks and Communications
Volume 2016, Article ID 2861904, 11 pages
Research Article

A Hybrid Energy Efficient Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

1Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar 751024, India
2Department of Computer Science & Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 769008, India

Received 30 November 2015; Accepted 7 April 2016

Academic Editor: Liansheng Tan

Copyright © 2016 Niranjan Kumar Ray and Ashok Kumar Turuk. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We proposed an energy conservation technique called Location Based Topology Control with Sleep Scheduling for ad hoc networks. It uses the feature of both topology control approach and power management approach. Like the topology control approach, it attempts to reduce the transmission power of a node, which is determined from its neighborhood location information. A node goes to sleep state based on the traffic condition as that of power management approach. In the proposed scheme, a node goes to sleep state only when its absence does not create local partition in its neighborhood. We preformed extensive simulation to compare the proposed scheme with existing ones. Simulation results show that the energy consumption is lower with increase in the network lifetime and higher throughput in the proposed scheme.