Date Added: Jan 2012
In wireless communication systems, there will be a need for the rapid deployment of independent mobile users. Significant examples include establishing survivable, efficient, dynamic communication for emergency/rescue operations, disaster relief efforts and military networks. Such network scenarios cannot rely on centralized and organized connectivity and can be conceived as applications of Mobile Ad Hoc NETworks (MANET). A Mobile Ad Hoc NETwork (MANET) (Perkins, 2008) is a set of nodes communicating with each other via multi-hop wireless links. Each node can directly communicate with only those nodes that are in its communication range. Intermediate nodes forward messages to the nodes that are more than one hop distance from the source.