The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
A Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of wireless mobile nodes forming a network temporarily without any centralized administration of the mobile networks. Each node in MANET moves arbitrarily making the multi-hop network topology to change randomly at unpredictable times. Two nodes in such a network can communicate in a bidirectional manner if and only if the distance between them is at most the minimum of their transmission ranges. When a node wants to communicate with a node outside its transmission range, a multi-hop routing strategy is used which involves some intermediate nodes. Because of the movements of nodes, there is a constant possibility of topology change in MANET.