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In this paper, we study capacity estimation for mobile ad hoc networks, (MANETs) using directional antennas. A matrix-based fast calculation algorithm is proposed to calculate the network capacity in a network scenario in which there is no channel sharing among multiple sessions and there is an end-to-end delay constraint between each source and destination pair The algorithm calculates the network capacity in terms of the maximum number of k-hop paths based on the k-hop adjacency matrix of the network. Through numerical and simulation results, we show that our proposed algorithm can estimate network capacity much faster than the brute-force search algorithm with the same accuracy. In addition, our proposed algorithm can also be adapted to a transmission environment using omni-directional antennas.