Date Added: Jun 2011
In ad-hoc networks, the nodes are primarily decentralized in nature. The absence of a central controller because of the decentralization characteristic of these impromptu networks results in autonomous operations for each of the individual users. In such networks, the decisions taken by the users are based on perceived measures or statistics which are collected dynamically. Decision taken by one node affects and influences the other nodes. The scenario of such a network can be optimized using the principles of game theory. The final model of the scenario can be formulated as a non-cooperative game. Algorithms based on this model are devised for ad hoc networks.