Date Added: Apr 2013
Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a self-configuring infrastructure less network of mobile devices connected by wireless. Each device in a MANET is free to move independently in any direction, and will therefore change its links to other devices frequently. Each must forward traffic unrelated to its own use, and therefore be a router. MANET has a challenging task because of the dynamic and infrastructure less nature of the network. This dynamic nature leads to the difficulty in handoff, addressing, routing and data delivering process. For getting good QoS (Quality of Service), better flexibility, effective and efficient handoff process in this dynamic network need better handoff mechanism for avoiding any discontinuity, packet loss, delay and jitter during handoff process.