Overview#Ad Hoc network is a Decentralised system type of network.
Ad Hoc network is Ad Hoc because it does not rely on a pre-existing infrastructure, such as routers in wired networks or Access Points in managed (infrastructure) networks. Instead, each node participates in routing by forwarding data for other nodes, so the determination of which nodes forward data is made dynamically on the basis of network connectivity and the routing algorithm in use.
Ad Hoc network Type#
- Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs)
- Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs)
- Smart phone ad hoc networks (SPANs)
- Wireless mesh networks
- Army tactical MANETs
- Air Force UAV Ad hoc networks
- Navy ad hoc networks
- Wireless sensor networks
- Ad Hoc home smart lighting
- Ad Hoc street light networks
- Ad Hoc networked of robots
- Disaster rescue ad hoc network