IJCTT-International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology
A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANETs) is a set of limited range wireless nodes that function in a cooperative manner so as to increase the overall range of the network. In general, routing protocols for MANETs are designed based on the assumption that all participating nodes are fully cooperative. However, due to the open structure and scarcely available battery-based energy, node misbehaviors may exist. One such routing misbehavior is that some selfish nodes will participate in the route discovery and maintenance processes but refuse to forward data packets.