Efficient MAC Protocol for MANET

MANET an acronym for Mobile Ad hoc NETwork is one of the most recent emerging trends in research areas of computer science. Mobile refers to movement, ad hoc means temporary and network meaning collection of nodes interconnected with each other MANETs are self organized. Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol for ad hoc wireless networks that utilizes multiple channels dynamically to improve performance. The IEEE 802.11the use of multiple channels but MAC protocol only design single channel. A single channel MAC protocol does not work well in a multi-channel environment, because of the multi-channel hidden terminal problem.

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