Date Added: Oct 2010
Routing protocols for mobile ad hoc networks have been explored extensively in the past years. Most of the work is aimed at finding a shortest path between the source and the destination, without considering the network performance influencing factors like present network traffic, movements and application requirements etc. In the present world many applications that involve Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) contain multimedia data that require Quality of Service (QoS) support for effective transmission. Basically meeting QoS is a mesh of multiple parameters.