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A mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) is a collection of mobile nodes which communicate over radio. These kind of networks are very flexible, thus they do not require any existing infrastructure or central administration. Therefore, mobile ad-hoc networks are suitable for temporary communication links. The biggest challenge in this kind of networks is to find a(More)
Mobile multi-hop ad-hoc networks promise an efficient and very flexible way of establishing a communication connection. One aspect of these kind of networks is their convenience, which is sometimes neglected in research. Especially for civil applications, this aspect of ad-hoc networks need more attention. It is expected that users neither need to know much(More)
A mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) is a collection of mobile nodes which communicate over radio. These networks have an important advantage, they do not require any existing infrastructure or central administration. Therefore, mobile ad-hoc networks are suitable for temporary communication links. This flexibility , however, comes at a price: communication is(More)
are in general accessible through the World Wide Web. Abstract. The study of wireless and mobile networks is mainly based on simulations. According to recent publications 76% of the studies in this area are based on simulations. Although simulation environments offer a convenient combination of flexibility and controllability, their largest disadvantage is(More)
This paper proposes AREA-MAC, a medium access control (MAC) protocol for wireless sensor networks (WSNs). AREA-MAC reduces latency and energy consumption of nodes by using low power listening (LPL) with short preamble messages. Other protocols like B-MAC use long preamble messages that cause higher latency, energy consumption, and control overhead on nodes.(More)