Date Added: Mar 2012
Mobile ad hoc networks are temporary networks. No fixed infrastructure is used for MANET. The base stations, towers, routers and retransmission switches are not used in the mobile ad-hoc networks. The mobile nodes act as the routers. All the data transmission is carried out through the intermediate nodes. MANETs are constructed with dynamic topology and high mobility factors. Bandwidth and battery power are limited in MANET. The mobile ad-hoc network nodes are addressed them. The unique address is assigned with mutual information exchange model. All the data communication operations are carried out through the address. Geographic addressing technique is used to assign address for MANET nodes. Geocast protocol is used to perform data transmission in a distance constrained manner.