The International Journal of Innovative Research in Computer and Communication Engineering
Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANET) are infrastructure less networks. MANET does not have any fixed topology. Base station, routers and switches are not used in MANET. Mobility is high in mobile ad-hoc networks. Cooperative caching algorithm is used to manage data transmission by overhearing data from intermediate nodes. Data request and data reply are overheard to optimize cache placement and cache discovery. Cache placement mechanism is used to assign data under cache nodes. Cache storages are provided in the overheard nodes.