Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs)

MANET stands for Mobile ad-hoc Network also called a wireless ad-hoc network or ad-hoc wireless network that usually has a routable networking environment on top of a Link Layer ad hoc network.. They consist of a set of mobile nodes connected wirelessly in a self-configured, self-healing network without having a fixed infrastructure. MANET nodes are free to move randomly as the network topology changes frequently. Each node behaves as a router as they forward traffic to other specified nodes in the network. 
MANET may operate a standalone fashion or they can be part of larger internet. They form a highly dynamic autonomous topology with the presence of one or multiple different transceivers between nodes. The main challenge for the MANET is to equip each device to continuously maintain the information required to properly route traffic. MANETs consist of a peer-to-peer, self-forming, self-healing network. MANETs typically communicate at radio frequencies (30MHz-5GHz). This can be used in road safety, ranging from sensors for the environment, home, health, disaster rescue operations, air/land/navy defense, weapons, robots, etc.

Research Team

  1. Hossam Fahmy
  2. Ayman Bahaa-El Din

Related Journal Publication List

  1. Dina Samir Mohamed Hassan, Hossam Mahmoud Ahmed Fahmy, Ayman M Bahaa-El Din, RCA: Efficient Connected Dominated Clustering Algorithm for Mobile Ad hoc Networks, Computer Networks, Elsevier, Volume 75, 24 December 2014, Pages 177-191.
  2. Islam Tharwat Abdel-Halim, Hossam Mahmoud Ahmed Fahmy, Ayman M Bahaa-El Din, Agent-based Trusted On-demand Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks, Wireless Networks, Springer, Volume 21 (2), 1 February 2015, Pages 467-483.