Abstract: The paper aims to propose a maximum bandwidth and self-adaptable back-off mechanism based reliable energy efficient routing protocol (REERP) for fully connected wireless ad hoc networks. The proposed protocol makes use of the mechanism to uncover maximum MAC throughput that a wireless link can achieve regardless of interfering traffic along with a back-off mechanism is applied with binary exponential back-off that has the capability to progress the reliability of the protocol. The simulations are accepted with varying traffic loads along with scalable network scenario. Performance metrics such as aggregate throughput, energy consumption and average packet delay are taken into account for comparing the proposed REERP. NS2 simulation proved that the proposed protocol performs results are better in terms of delay, energy consumption and throughput.

Keywords: Wireless ad hoc network, back-off mechanism, bandwidth, x routing, fully connected.