Date Added: May 2010
Mobile Ad HOC NETworks (MANET'S) are networks in which all nodes are mobile and communicate with each other via wireless connections. Nodes can join or leave the network at any time. There is no fixed infrastructure. All nodes are equal and there is no centralized control or overview. There no designated routers all nodes can serve as routers for each other and data packets are forwarded from node to node in multihop fashion. Since a few years researcher's interest in MANETS have been growing and especially the design of MANET routing protocols has received a lot of attention.