Provided by: International Journal of Computer Networks and Wireless Communications (IJCNWC)
Date Added: Feb 2012
MANETs 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. MANETs consist of node that is highly mobile, so in particular the range of the nodes is very important. Each device in a MANETs is free to move independently in any direction, and will therefore change its links to other devices frequently. The energy and the bandwidth of such path are of major concern. The lifetime of the network depends upon these parameters.