International Journal for Science and Emerging Technologies with Latest Trends (IJSETT)
An ad hoc network is a mobile wireless network that has no centralized infrastructure and not has fixed access point. Each node in the network also functions as a mobile router of data packets for other nodes. However, due to node mobility, link failures in such networks are very frequent and render certain standard protocols inefficient resulting in wastage of power and loss in throughput. As a result, routing in such networks experiences link failure more often. Hence, it is essential that a routing protocol for an ad hoc network considers the reasons for link failure to improve the routing performance.