Loose Virtual Clustering Routing Protocol For Mobile ADHOC Networks
In MANETS, networks may consist of devices with heterogeneous characteristics in terms of transmission power,
energy, capacity, radio, etc. In such heterogeneous network, nodes are likely to transmit at different power levels, thereby
causing communication links of varying range. This causes link asymmetry problem. Also, due to interference raised by high
power nodes, the throughput of such networks will be severely affected. Literature survey of current works, suggest ways to
only detect the unidirectional links and to avoid transmissions through such links. They do not consider the benefits of
high-power nodes. This paper highlights methods to improve the routing performance of power heterogeneous MANETs by
efficiently exploiting the advantages and avoiding the disadvantages of high-power nodes.