System of One to Three Umpire Security System for Wireless Mobile Ad hoc Network
Mobile Ad Hoc NETwork (MANET) is a self-created self-organized and self-administering set of nodes connected via wireless links without the aid of any fixed infrastructure or centralized administrator. Each node moves and operates in a distributed peer-to-peer mode, generating independent data and acting as a router to provide multi-hop communication. MANET is ideally suited for potential applications in civil and military environments, such as responses to hurricane, earthquake, tsunami, terrorism and battlefield conditions. Security is an important aspect in such mission critical applications.