Date Added: Jan 2011
A wireless ad-hoc network consists of several transceivers (nodes) located in the plane, communicating by radio. The underlying physical topology of the network depends on the distribution of the wireless nodes (location) as well as the transmission power (range) assignment of each node. In addition to the general case, there are several special cases of nodes layout. When the wireless nodes are positioned on a line, e.g., antennas along a highway, the network is called a linear network.