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AD-HOC NETWORK RRS feed

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    WHAT  IS  AD-HOC  NETWORK ?

     

     

    Ø Collection of wireless hosts forming a temporary network.

    Ø No aid of any wired architecture.

    Ø No aid of any infrastructure or centralized administration.

    Ø An Ad-Hoc wireless network is a collection of mobile hosts which need to communicate with each other without aid of any traditional routers.

    Ø Several protocols have been proposed for routing in an Ad-Hoc network.

    Ø In an Ad-Hoc network, there are no base stations or no access points.

    Ø Each node has got routing capabilities.

    Ø There is automatic adaptation to changes in Topology i.e. Nodes enter and leave the network. Mobility is there between the network.

    Friday, March 23, 2007 8:48 AM

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  • APPLICATIONS OF AD-HOC NETWORK

     

     

    Ø MILITARY USE

    ·      Infrastructure could become a target      and hence wired network can be a point of failure

     

    Ø SEARCH AND RESCUE

    ·      Prior establishment of networking infrastructure is impossible.

     

    Ø MEETINGS OR CONFERENCES

    ·      Network lifetime does not merit the cost or time required to setup a network.

    Friday, March 23, 2007 8:49 AM