Date Added: May 2011
Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is implemented anywhere where there is little or no communication infrastructure, or when the existing infrastructure is inconvenient to be used. The Mobile ad-hoc networks have neither fixed topology nor centralized servers. It is assumed that once deployed the network nodes would self configure to provide connectivity and form a communication network. The communications are vital for efficient management and execution of disaster response and recovery effects. The emergency response personnel must be able to exchange information with each other anywhere, any time in order to successfully fulfill their mission. Mobile ad-hoc networks are recommended for sufficient QoS (Quality of Service) in disaster conditions.