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<p>Advances in wireless communications and small, portable computing devices have made mobile computing possible. Networks composed of repositioning mobile hosts require location awareness to provide new geographic services and maximize routing efficiency and quality of service. </p> <p>One mobile computing implementation creates a manet--a mobile ad hoc network that consists of mobile hosts that roam at will and communicate with one another. </p> <p>Manet research focuses on unicast, collective communication, and quality-of-service routing. Operating in a physical geometric space, manets must exploit location information. Thus, each mobile host uses a positioning device to determine its current physical location.</p> <p>Given that wireless networks can operate in a 3D physical environment, it's inevitable that mobile applications will exploit mobile hosts' location information. Developers of emerging geographic services based on manets must learn how to increase positioning accuracy and establish a connection between location information and the vast sea of Web data. </p>

W. Liao, Y. Tseng, S. Wu and C. Chao, "Location Awareness in Ad Hoc Wireless Mobile Networks," in Computer, vol. 34, no. , pp. 46-52, 2001.
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