Ad Hoc Mobile Wireless Networks: Protocols and Systems
- By Chai K Toh
- Published Dec 3, 2001 by Prentice Hall.
- Copyright 2002
- Dimensions: K
- Pages: 336
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-13-007817-4
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-007817-9
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- ISBN-10: 0-13-244150-0
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-244150-6
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C.K. TOH chairs the IEEE Technical Subcommittee on Ad Hoc Mobile Wireless Networks and is Director of the Ad Hoc Wireless Networking Consortium. He serves as an editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Networks, the Journal on Communications & Networks (JCN), and the Personal Technologies Journal. As a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, he has consulted for numerous organizations, including Hughes, Nortel, and TRW. C.K. holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge and is a Chartered Electrical Engineer.
The authoritative guide to the state of the art in ad hoc wireless networking.
- Reflects the field's latest breakthroughs
- Covers media access, routing, service discovery, multicasting, power conservation, transport protocol, and much more
- Includes a complete narration of prototype implementation with communication performance results from practical field trials
- Introduces key applications for home, business, auto, and defense
"Ad hoc" wireless networks eliminate the complexities of infrastructure setup and administration, enabling devices to create and join networks "on the fly"-anywhere, anytime, for virtually any application. The field is rapidly coming of age, reflecting powerful advances in protocols, systems, and real-world implementation experience. In Ad Hoc Mobile Wireless Networks, one of the field's leading researchers brings together these advances in a single consolidated and comprehensive archive. C.K. Toh covers all this, and more:
- Key challenges: device heterogeneity, diverse traffic profiles, mobility, and power conservation
- Routing protocols for ad hoc networks, including Associativity Based Routing (ABR) and other IETF MANET protocols
- Real-world implementation issues-including a complete prototype implementation
- Ad hoc wireless network performance: results obtained from the latest field trials
- Leading approaches to service discovery
- Addressing TCP over an ad hoc wireless network environment
- Support for multicast communications
- The role of Bluetooth and WAP
Ad Hoc Mobile Wireless Networks introduces detailed application scenarios ranging from home and car to office and battlefield. C.K. Toh also introduces several of the field's leading projects, from Motorola's PIANO platform to UC Berkeley's "Smart Dust." Whether you're a researcher, scientist, implementer, consultant, technical manager, CTO, or student, you won't find a more authoritative and comprehensive guide to the new state of the art in ad hoc networking.
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Table of Contents
About The Author.
Quotes & Words of Wisdom.
1. Introduction to Wireless Networks.
2. Origins Of Ad Hoc: Packet Radio Networks.
3. Ad Hoc Wireless Networks.
4. Ad Hoc Wireless Media Access Protocols.
5. Overview of Ad Hoc Routing Protocols.
6. Associativity-Based Long-Lived Routing.
7. Implementation Of Ad Hoc Mobile Networks.
8. Communication Performance of Ad Hoc Networks.
9. Energy Conservation: Power Life Issues.
10. Ad Hoc Wireless Multicast Routing.
11. TCP Over Ad Hoc.
12. Internet & Ad Hoc Service Discovery.
13. BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY.
14. WIRELESS APPLICATION PROTOCOL (WAP).
15. Ad Hoc Nomadic Mobile Applications.
16. Conclusions and The Future.
Glossary of Terms.
So many advances have been made in the field of infrastructureless wireless networks that it is time to consolidate the insights and technical know-how of this exciting and state-of-the-art technology into a book for educational and research purposes.
This book presents an introduction to wireless networks and packet radio networks in Chapters 1 and 2. These chapters allow the reader to gain a broader understanding of existing wireless networks before embarking into the details of ad hoc wireless networks. Packet radio networks are considered an earlier form of ad hoc networks since they address mobility and allow repeaters to be mobile. Chapter 3 provides an introduction to ad hoc wireless networks, highlighting the presence of device heterogeneity, different traffic profiles, mobility, and technical challenges. Chapter 4 exposes the problems associated with media access in ad hoc networks and presents some suitable solutions. Chapter 5 then gives an overview of existing ad hoc routing protocols, highlighting their features and differences. A new routing protocol based on the concept of long-life routing, or associativity, is presented in Chapter 6.
Insights into the implementation of a practical ad hoc wireless network are revealed in Chapter 7. Many may wonder about the communication performance of a practical ad hoc wireless network. Chapter 8 discusses this and presents results obtained from practical field trials. The importance of power conservation and the impact of periodic beaconing on battery life are discussed in Chapter 9. Support for multicast communications in an ad hoc wireless network and the various existing multicast routing protocols are discussed in Chapter 10. Support for reliable TCP communications over an ad hoc mobile environment is presented in Chapter 11.
Users of a network must be able to discover the presence of services in the network. Hence, Chapter 12 explains some existing service discovery methods. Fundamentals of the evolving Bluetooth technology are given in Chapter 13. The principles of Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) are explained in Chapter 14. Possible ad hoc mobile applications are revealed and discussed in Chapter 15. Finally, a conclusion is presented in Chapter 16.
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