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An overview of mobile ad hoc networks: applications and challenges

Jeroen Hoebeke (UGent) , Ingrid Moerman (UGent) , Bart Dhoedt (UGent) and Piet Demeester (UGent)
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In the past few years, we have seen a rapid expansion in the field of mobile computing due to the proliferation of inexpensive, widely available wireless devices. However, current devices, applications and protocols are solely focused on cellular or wireless local area networks (WLANs), not taking into account the great potential offered by mobile ad hoc networking. A mobile ad hoc network is an autonomous collection of mobile devices (laptops, smart phones, sensors, etc.) that communicate with each other over wireless links and cooperate in a distributed manner in order to provide the necessary network functionality in the absence of a fixed infrastructure. This type of network, operating as a stand-alone network or with one or multiple points of attachment to cellular networks or the Internet, paves the way for numerous new and exciting applications. Application scenarios include, but are not limited to: emergency and rescue operations, conference or campus settings, car networks, personal networking, etc. This paper provides insight into the potential applications of ad hoc networks and discusses the technological challenges that protocol designers and network developers are faced with. These challenges include routing, service and resource discovery, Internet connectivity, billing and security.

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Hoebeke, Jeroen, Ingrid Moerman, Bart Dhoedt, et al. “An Overview of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Applications and Challenges.” JOURNAL OF THE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK 3.3 (2004): 60–66. Print.
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Hoebeke, J., Moerman, I., Dhoedt, B., & Demeester, P. (2004). An overview of mobile ad hoc networks: applications and challenges. JOURNAL OF THE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, 3(3), 60–66. Presented at the 43rd European Telecommunications Congress.
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Hoebeke, Jeroen, Ingrid Moerman, Bart Dhoedt, and Piet Demeester. 2004. “An Overview of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Applications and Challenges.” Journal of the Communications Network 3 (3): 60–66.
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Hoebeke, Jeroen, Ingrid Moerman, Bart Dhoedt, and Piet Demeester. 2004. “An Overview of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Applications and Challenges.” Journal of the Communications Network 3 (3): 60–66.
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Hoebeke J, Moerman I, Dhoedt B, Demeester P. An overview of mobile ad hoc networks: applications and challenges. JOURNAL OF THE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK. 2004;3(3):60–6.
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J. Hoebeke, I. Moerman, B. Dhoedt, and P. Demeester, “An overview of mobile ad hoc networks: applications and challenges,” JOURNAL OF THE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 60–66, 2004.
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  abstract     = {In the past few years, we have seen a rapid expansion in the field of mobile computing due to the proliferation of inexpensive, widely available wireless devices. However, current devices, applications and protocols are solely focused on cellular or wireless local area networks (WLANs), not taking into account the great potential offered by mobile ad hoc networking. A mobile ad hoc network is an autonomous collection of mobile devices (laptops, smart phones, sensors, etc.) that communicate with each other over wireless links and cooperate in a distributed manner in order to provide the necessary network functionality in the absence of a fixed infrastructure. This type of network, operating as a stand-alone network or with one or multiple points of attachment to cellular networks or the Internet, paves the way for numerous new and exciting applications. Application scenarios include, but are not limited to: emergency and rescue operations, conference or campus settings, car networks, personal networking, etc.
This paper provides insight into the potential applications of ad hoc networks and discusses the technological challenges that protocol designers and network developers are faced with. These challenges include routing, service and resource discovery, Internet connectivity, billing and security.},
  author       = {Hoebeke, Jeroen and Moerman, Ingrid and Dhoedt, Bart and Demeester, Piet},
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  location     = {Ghent, Belgium},
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  title        = {An overview of mobile ad hoc networks: applications and challenges},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2004},
}

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