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Introduction to Mobile Ad-Hoc and Vehicular Networks

  • Moussa AyyashEmail author
  • Y. Alsbou
  • Mohamed Anan

Abstract

Mobile ad–hoc and vehicular networks are excellent examples of the proliferation of wireless data communication technologies. A mobile ad-hoc networks (MANET) consists of wireless devices which can dynamically be setup and can operate without any centralized control. One promising application of MANETs is the vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs). A VANET is a combination of an architectural network and an ad-hoc network. VANETs are distributed self-organizing networks of mobile vehicles. This chapter introduces both MANETs and VANETs, their characteristics and challenges, and presents the various protocols and applications optimized for them.

Keywords

Medium Access Control Distribute Coordination Function Medium Access Control Layer Intelligent Transportation System Vehicular Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chicago State UniversityChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Mutah UniversityMutahJordan
  3. 3.Alfaisal UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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