Provided by: International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering (IJETAE)
Date Added: May 2012
Ad hoc networks are networks capable of communicating in a set of small, low cost, low power sensing devices. A wireless sensor networks is totally based on the limiting factor, i.e., energy consumption. A wireless sensor network consists of large number of sensor nodes distributed or scattered in particular network region. Ad hoc networks consist of node that is highly mobile, so in particular the range of the nodes is very important. Each device in Ad hoc networks is free to move independently in any direction, and will therefore change its links to other devices frequently.