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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)
Simulation is the most famous way to study wireless an mobile networks since they offer a convenient combination of flexibility and controllability. However, their largest disadvantage is that the gained results are difficult to transfer into reality since not only the abstraction of the upper network layer are typically high, but also the environment of(More)