Khurshid Anwar; Asad Khan MEE10:50, pp. 59. COM/School of Computing, 2010.
Mobile Ad-hoc network (MANET) is a collection of mobile nodes which communicate over wireless channels without any centralized control or existing infrastructure. The freely movement of nodes allow them to join or leave the network independently. Due to node mobility, wireless channels and limited resources makes the provision of Quality of Services (QoS) in MANETs very challenging. With the emerging use of multimedia applications over MANETs which requires different types of QoS provision from the networks. The Admission Control (AC) and QoS-Aware routing (QAR) protocols have made a progress in provision of QoS up to some extents. In this thesis, various AC and QAR protocols are reviewed and their characteristics and limitations are identified. We also make a comparison between DSR and AODV routing protocols in different network scenarios.