Date Added: Mar 2011
Ad hoc wireless network is made up of a group of mobile nodes and all communication is carried out through wireless medium in a distributed fashion without central controller. Nodes in MANETs are small radio devices with limited computational capacity and memory. The most desirable advantage of ad hoc networks is their easy and quick deployment. Routing in ad hoc networks has to adapt to the unexpected link breakage and topology changes. To discover and maintain the routes in ad hoc networks require more control traffic. This makes the task of performing ad hoc network routing more complex and less efficient.