Design of a Low Cost Radio Based Ad Hoc Communication System for Rural Areas
Mobile ad hoc network is a collection of wireless mobile hosts which are interconnected by a communication media like radio. The communication network is formed without the aid of any centralized authority or preexisting infrastructure. By its characteristic this type of network is self-starting and self-organizing. It has been observed that mobile ad hoc networks can be exploited for many useful applications including rural communication. Wireless Sensor Network is a collection of inexpensive sensor nodes which also form a communication network is a self organized manner. This paper proposes architecture of an easily deployable and low cost communication system for rural areas of India which is basically a combination of Mobile Ad hoc Networks and Wireless Sensor Networks.