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  • Copyright 2004
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-246574-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-246574-8

Practical design and performance solutions for every ad hoc wireless network

Ad Hoc Wireless Networks comprise mobile devices that use wireless transmission for communication. They can be set up anywhere and any time because they eliminate the complexities of infrastructure setup and central administration-and they have enormous commercial and military potential. Now, there's a book that addresses every major issue related to their design and performance. Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: Architectures and Protocols presents state-of-the-art techniques and solutions, and supports them with easy-to-understand examples. The book starts off with the fundamentals of wireless networking (wireless PANs, LANs, MANs, WANs, and wireless Internet) and goes on to address such current topics as Wi-Fi networks, optical wireless networks, and hybrid wireless architectures. Coverage includes:

  • Medium access control, routing, multicasting, and transport protocols
  • QoS provisioning, energy management, security, multihop pricing, and much more
  • In-depth discussion of wireless sensor networks and ultra wideband technology
  • More than 200 examples and end-of-chapter problems

Ad Hoc Wireless Networks is an invaluable resource for every network engineer, technical manager, and researcher designing or building ad hoc wireless networks.

Sample Content

Table of Contents


1. Introduction.

Fundamentals of Wireless Communication Technology. The Electromagnetic Spectrum. Radio Propagation Mechanisms. Characteristics of the Wireless Channel. ModulationTechniques. MultipleAccess Techniques. Voice Coding. Error Control. Computer Networks. Computer Network Software. Computer NetworkArchitecture. IEEE 802 Networking Standard. Wireless Networks and Book Overview. Summary. Problems. Bibliography.

2. Wireless LANS and PANS.

Introduction. Fundamentals of WLANs. IEEE 802.11 Standard. HIPERLAN Standard. Bluetooth. HomeRF. Summary. Problems. Bibliography.

3. Wireless WANS AND MANS.

Introduction. The Cellular Concept. Cellular Architecture. The First-Generation Cellular Systems. The Second-Generation Cellular Systems. The Third-Generation Cellular Systems. Wireless in Local Loop. Wireless ATM. IEEE 802.16 Standard. HIPERACCESS. Summary. Problems. Bibliography.

4. Wireless Internet.

Introduction. What Is Wireless Internet? Mobile IP. TCP in Wireless Domain. WAP. Optimizing Web Over Wireless. Summary. Problems. Bibliography.

5. Ad Hoc Wireless Networks.

Introduction. Issues in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks. Ad Hoc Wireless Internet. Summary. Problems. Bibliography.

6. MAC Protocols for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks.

Introduction. Issues in Designing a MAC Protocol for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks. Design Goals of a MAC Protocol for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks. Classifications of MAC Protocols. Contention-Based Protocols. Contention-Based Protocols with Reservation Mechanisms. Contention-Based MAC Protocols with Scheduling Mechanisms. MAC Protocols That Use Directional Antennas. Other MAC Protocols. Summary. Problems. Bibliography.

7. Routing Protocols for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks.

Introduction. Issues in Designing a Routing Protocol for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks. Classi cations of Routing Protocols. Table-Driven Routing Protocols. On-Demand Routing Protocols. Hybrid Routing Protocols. Routing Protocols with Efficient Flooding Mechanisms. Hierarchical Routing Protocols. Power-Aware Routing Protocols. Summary. Problems. Bibliography.

8. Multicastrouting in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks.

Introduction. Issues in Designing a Multicast Routing Protocol. Operation of Multicast Routing Protocols. An Architecture Reference Model for Multicast Routing Protocols. Classifications of Multicast Routing Protocols. Tree-Based Multicast Routing Protocols. Mesh-Based Multicast Routing Protocols. Summary of Tree-and Mesh-Based Protocols. Energy-Efficient Multicasting. Multicasting with Quality of Service Guarantees. Application-Dependent Multicast Routing. Summary. Problems. Bibliography.

9. Transport Layer and Security Protocols for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks.

Introduction. Issues in Designing a Transport Layer Protocol for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks. Design Goals of a Transport Layer Protocol for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks. Classification of Transport Layer Solutions. TCP Over Ad Hoc Wireless Networks. Other Transport Layer Protocols for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks. Security in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks. Network Security Requirements. Issues and Challenges in Security Provisioning. Network Security Attacks. Key Management. Secure Routing in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks. Summary. Problems. Bibliography.

10. Quality of Service in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks.

Introduction. Issues and Challenges in Providing QoS in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks. Classifications of QoS Solutions. MAC Layer Solutions. Network Layer Solutions. QoS Frameworks for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks. Summary. Problems. Bibliography.

11. Energy Management in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks.

Introduction. Need for Energy Management in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks. Classification of Energy Management Schemes. Battery Management Schemes. Transmission Power Management Schemes. System Power Management Schemes. Summary. Problems. Bibliography.

12. Wireless Sensor Networks.

Introduction. Sensor Network Architecture. Data Dissemination. Data Gathering. MAC Protocols for Sensor Networks. Location Discovery. Quality of a Sensor Network. Evolving Standards. Other Issues. Summary. Problems. Bibliography.

13. Hybrid Wireless Networks.

Introduction. Next-Generation Hybrid Wireless Architectures. Routing in Hybrid Wireless Networks. Pricing in Multi-Hop Wireless Networks. Power Control Schemes in Hybrid Wireless Networks. Load Balancing in Hybrid Wireless Networks. Summary. Problems. Bibliography.

14. Recent Advances in Wireless Networks.

Introduction. Ultra-Wide-Band Radio Communication. Wireless Fidelity Systems. Optical Wireless Networks. The Multimode 802.11 -IEEE 802.11a/b/g. The Meghadoot Architecture. Summary. Problems.




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