|National Conference on Recent Trends in Computing
|Foundation of Computer Science USA
|NCRTC - Number 8
|Authors: Shenbagaraj. R, K. Ramar
Shenbagaraj. R, K. Ramar . Applications of Wireless Mobile Ad hoc Networks. National Conference on Recent Trends in Computing. NCRTC, 8 (May 2012), 24-27.
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 internet work 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 20 years. Traditionally, tactical networks have been the only communication networking application that followed the ad hoc paradigm. Recently, the introduction of new technologies such as the Bluetooth, IEEE 802. 11 and Hyperlan are helping enable eventual commercial MANET deployments outside the military domain. These recent evolutions have been generating a renewed and growing interest in the research and development of MANET. This paper attempts to provide a comprehensive overview of this dynamic field. It first explains the important role that mobile ad hoc networks play in the evolution of future wireless technologies. Then, it reviews applications of mobile ad hoc networks. The paper concludes by presenting a set of challenges and problems requiring further research in the future.