Date Added: Apr 2011
A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) comprises of a group of mobile host nodes which work without the help of centralized management or any of the pre-existing infrastructure to form a provisional network. A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is formed when several wireless mobile nodes which posses restricted capability for communication work together. In Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs), topology control is a key problem, due to the constant change in the underlying topology of the communication network. Ad-hoc networks are characterized by multi-hop wireless connectivity and the efficient topology control plays an important role. The main intention of using the topology control in MANETs is to develop the capacity and performance in order to achieve desirable objectives by building specific topologies.