Date Added: Jun 2010
A mobile ad hoc network is a collection of mobile nodes that are dynamically and arbitrarily located in such a manner that the interconnections between nodes are capable of changing on a continual basis. Mobile ad-hoc networks are the autonomous systems of mobile nodes forming network in the absence of any centralized support. This is a new form of network and might be able to provide services at places where it is not possible otherwise. Absence of fixed infrastructure poses several types of challenges for this type of networking.