Date Added: Dec 2011
A mobile ad hoc network is comprised of mobile hosts that can communicate with each other using wireless links. It is also possible to have access to some host in a fixed infrastructure depending on the kind of the mobile ad hoc network. Mobile ad hoc networks can be realized by different networks such as Body Area Network (BAN), Vehicular Ad hoc NETwork (VANET), Wireless Sensor Network (WSN). MANETs can be realized by different wireless communication technologies such as Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11 and Ultra Wide Band (UWB).