Date Added: Sep 2010
In this paper, the authors explore the vital rescue and relief application of wireless mobile adhoc networks for the emergency situations. The self-organizing and decentralized features of adhoc networks make them suitable for a wide variety of applications. The authors propose to study the efficiency of some routing and MAC protocols under the Client-Server architecture. The presence of dynamic and adaptive routing and MAC protocols will enable ad hoc networks to be formed quickly, and then to ensure efficient and reliable communications during the rescue operations.