Ad Hoc Mobile Wireless Networks: Protocols and Systems

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Pearson Education, Dec 3, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 336 pages

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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Chapter 1 Introduction to Wireless Networks
Packet Radio Networks
Chapter 3 Ad Hoc Wireless Networks
Chapter 4 Ad Hoc Wireless Media Access Protocols
Power Life Issues
Chapter 10 Ad Hoc Wireless Multicast Routing
Chapter 11 Tcp Over Ad Hoc
Chapter 12 Internet Ad Hoc Service Discovery
Chapter 13 Bluetooth Technology
Chapter 14 Wireless Application Protocol WAP
Chapter 15 AD HOC Nomadic Mobile Applications
Chapter 16 Conclusions and the Future

Chapter 5 Overview of Ad Hoc Routing Protocols
Chapter 6 AssociativityBased LongLived Routing
Chapter 7 Implementation of Ad Hoc Mobile Networks
Chapter 8 Communication Performance of Ad Hoc Networks
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About the author (2001)

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.

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