Date Added: Jun 2011
There is a vast amount of researched literature available on Route Finding and Link Establishment in MANET protocols based on various concepts such as "Pro-active", "Reactive", "Power awareness", "Cross-layering" etc. Most of these techniques are rather restrictive, taking into account a few of the several aspects that go into effective route establishment. When the authors look at practical implementations of MANETs, they have to take into account various factors in totality, not in isolation. The several factors that decide and influence the routing have to be considered as a whole in the difficult task of finding the best solution in route finding and optimization. The inputs to the system are manifold and apparently unrelated.