Date Added: Feb 2011
Wireless ad-hoc networks consist of a number of electronic devices spread across a geographical area. Each device has wireless communication capability, some level of intelligence for signal processing and networking of the data. Due to the high amount of applications, several papers have appeared dealing with various problems related with these types of networks. Most of the research in this field focuses on energy consumption. Due to technical constraints, the devices normally have very limited power sources (such as a small battery or weak solar cells).