Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) are a self-configuring network of mobile nodes connected by wireless links. They are a part of ad hoc networks which in turn are a part of wireless devices. With the increase in popularity and availability of small, portable devices and ease of implementation of wireless devices, a lot of interest has been shown in MANETs recently. In MANETs, each mobile node works as a host as well as a router. They do not need any backup infrastructure and can be set up anywhere and anytime. As the cost of set up is very low and system can be set up very fast, they are used in a wide range of applications like setting up of conferences, e-classrooms, patient monitoring, detection of earthquakes etc. Ease of scalability of MANETs means these devices can be added to the existing set up more conveniently, thus making MANETs popular among users.
Design, Implementation and Analysis of an Efficient Routing Protocol for QoS Provisioning in MANETs