Abstract: Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) are highly dynamic in nature. They are used in various critical and urgent situations such as in a conference rooms, virtual lecture rooms, and communication in case of disaster. They do not have a fixed infrastructure and nodes have limited power and bandwidth. Energy aware routing protocols are required for routing packets and choosing an optimal path in terms of energy and bandwidth. This paper presents a literature survey of such energy aware routing protocols. These protocols are modified from existing routing protocols.

Keywords: Routing Protocols, MANETs, Energy efficient, DSR, AODV.