Date Added: Jan 2012
Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs) advocate self-configuration and adaptation of wireless links between communication devices (mobile nodes) that operate autonomously or as an extension to a wired infrastructure. The wireless communication links that form the network have to be characterized by a dynamic topology with no fixed infrastructure since the nodes are highly mobile. The nodes are equipped with antennas for reception and transmission within the communication medium through broadcasting. These nodes within MANETs have salient properties including limited power, relatively short communication distance, low processing power and limited bandwidth.