Provided by: International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM)
Date Added: Dec 2014
A MANET is a type of ad hoc network that can change locations and configure itself on the fly. Since, the nodes are mobile, the network topology may change rapidly and unpredictably over time. The network is decentralized, where all network activity including discovering the topology and delivering messages must be executed by the nodes themselves, i.e., routing functionality will be incorporated into mobile nodes. The design of network protocols for these networks is a complex issue. Regardless of the application, MANETs need efficient distributed algorithms to determine network organization, link scheduling, and routing.