Date Added: Aug 2012
A mobile ad hoc network is a collection of mobile nodes that dynamically forms networks temporarily without the need for any pre-existing infrastructure. Today, one of the main issues in MANETs is the development of energy efficient protocols due to limited bandwidth and battery life. The nodes in MANETs operate by a battery source which has limited energy reservoir. Power failure of a node affects the node's ability to forward packets on behalf of others, thus reducing the network lifetime.