Provided by: International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT)
Date Added: Apr 2014
A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a kind of wireless communication network that does not rely on a fixed infrastructure and is lack of any centralized control. Any single radio interface that is dynamically switched to a wireless channel in different frequency bands to communicate with different nodes. This however incurs frequent channel switching overhead of the order of 100s of microseconds which is comparable to packet transmission times. A more practical method for concurrent channel usage is to use multiple radio interfaces .A multi-channel wireless mesh network architecture (called Hyacinth) that equips each mesh network node with multiple 802.11 NICs.