Date Added: Jul 2010
Wide implementation of IEEE 802.11 based networks could lead to deployment of localized wireless data communication environments with a limited number of mobile hosts, called ad hoc networks. Implementation of a proper routing methodology in ad hoc networks makes it efficient in terms of performance. A wide spectrum of routing protocols has been contributed by several researchers. Real time applications have been most popular among the applications, run by ad hoc networks. Such applications strictly adhere to the Quality of Service (QoS) requirements such as overall throughput, end-to-end delay and power level.