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Ad Hoc Wireless Networking : Network Theory and Applications - Xiuzhen Cheng

Ad Hoc Wireless Networking

Network Theory and Applications

By: Xiuzhen Cheng (Editor), Xiaojun Huang (Editor), Du Ding-Zhu (Editor)

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Wireless networking enables two or more computers to communicate using standard network protocols without network cables. Since their emergence in the 1970s, wireless networks have become increasingly pop- ular in the computing industry. In the past decade, wireless networks have enabled true mobility. There are currently two versions of mobile wireless networks. An infrastructure network contains a wired backbone with the last hop being wireless. The cellular phone system is an exam- ple of an infrastructure network. A multihop ad hoc wireless network has no infrastructure and is thus entirely wireless. A wireless sensor network is an example of a multihop ad hoc wireless network. Ad hoc wireless networking is a technique to support robust and ef- ficient operation in mobile wireless networks by incorporating routing functionality into mobile hosts. This technique will be used to realize the dream of "anywhere and anytime computing", which is termed mo- bile computing. Mobile computing is a new paradigm of computing in which users carrying portable devices have access to shared infrastruc- ture in any location at any time. Mobile computing is a very challenging topic for scientists in computer science and electrical engineering. The representative system for ad hoc wireless networking is called MANET, an acronym for "Mobile Ad hoc NETworks". MANET is an autonomous system consisting of mobile hosts connected by wireless links which can be quickly deployed.

Forewordp. vii
A Lifetime-Optimizing Approach to Routing Messages in Ad-hoc Networksp. 1
Improving TCP Performance in Mobile Ad hoc Networksp. 45
Energy Efficient Approaches in Wireless Networkingp. 87
Position Based Routing Algorithms For Ad Hoc Networks: A Taxonomyp. 103
Location Discovery in Ad-hoc Wireless Sensor Networksp. 137
Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: From Theory to Protocolsp. 175
Applications of Computational Geometry in Wireless Networksp. 197
Channel-Adaptive Ad Hoc Routingp. 265
A Survey of Wireless Security in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Challenges and Available Solutionsp. 319
Location Related Issues in Mobile Network Systemsp. 365
Power-Conserving Algorithms and Protocols in Ad Hoc Networksp. 383
Secure Communication in Adverse Mobile Ad Hoc Networksp. 447
The Role of Proactivity in Wireless and Ad Hoc Networksp. 487
Hybrid Routing: The Pursuit of an Adaptable and Scalable Routing Framework for Ad Hoc Networksp. 529
Scalability of Routing in Ad Hoc Networks: Principles and Practicep. 561
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ISBN: 9781402077128
ISBN-10: 1402077122
Series: Network Theory and Applications
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 622
Published: 31st December 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 2.33