Provided by: IJCER
Date Added: Sep 2012
Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs) represent complex distributed systems that comprise wireless mobile nodes that can freely and dynamically self-organize into arbitrary and temporary, ''Ad-hoc'' network topologies, allowing people and devices to seamlessly internetwork in areas with no pre-existing communication infrastructure, e.g., disaster recovery environments. Ad-hoc networking concept is not a new one, having been around in various forms for over 20years. Ad-hoc networks are multi-hop wireless networks where nodes may be mobile. These types of networks are used in situations where temporary network connectivity is needed.