The International Journal of Innovative Research in Computer and Communication Engineering
A Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of wireless mobile nodes forming a temporary network without using any existing infrastructure i.e., nodes are connected through a wireless medium forming rapidly changing topologies. The wireless communication medium has variable and unpredictable characteristics. Furthermore, node mobility creates a continuously changing communication topology in which paths break and new one form dynamically. The authors propose various protocol independent metrics to capture interesting mobility characteristics, including spatial and temporal dependence and geographic restrictions.