Date Added: Oct 2010
Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a multi-hop temporary autonomous system of mobile nodes with wireless transmitters and receivers without the aid of pre-established network infrastructure. With the development of network and demand of users, QoS has become one of the focus issues. Some of the routing protocols provide QoS performance; however, more work is required in developing scalable ad hoc routing protocols that support Quality-of-Service (QoS). Link stability (in term of link survival time) has great impact to QoS Performance of routing in ad hoc networks. By implementing link stability, the QoS performance of varieties of ad hoc routing protocols could be improved.