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Ad hoc mobile wireless networks have seen increased adaptation in a variety of disciplines because they can be deployed with simple infrastructures and virtually no central administration. In particular, the development of ad hoc wireless and sensor networks provides tremendous opportunities in areas including disaster recovery, defense, health care, and industrial environments. Ad Hoc Mobile Wireless Networks: Principles, Protocols and Applications explains the concepts, mechanisms, design, and performance of these systems. It presents in-depth explanations of the latest wireless technologies, including Bluetooth, IrDA, HomeRF, WiFi, WiMAx, wireless Internet, and the mobile IP.
The book begins with a focus on ad hoc wireless networks and MAC protocols, discussing the issues of collision resolution, multiple channels, and the use of directional antennas. It continues with a preview of the numerous practical applications of mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) and describes how these applications involve different scenarios dependent on the environment and nature of participant interactions. The authors address the trials of bringing Quality of Service (QoS) support to MANETs and the common difficulties associated with that task, which include mobility, limited bandwidth, and power consumption. Every chapter provides relevant examples and problems to illustrate each concept.
Communication between various devices makes it possible to provide unique and innovative services. Although ad hoc systems are very powerful mechanisms, they are also quite complex. This masterful resource demystifies these complexities with detailed accounts of the technologies, applications, and challenges related to this influential technology.
INTRODUCTION Fundamentals of Wireless Networks Wireless Internet What Are Ad Hoc Networks?
MAC LAYER PROTOCOLS FOR AD HOC WIRELESS NETWORKS Introduction Important Issues and Need for Mac Protocols Classification of Mac Protocols
ROUTING PROTOCOLS FOR AD HOC WIRELESS NETWORKS Introduction Design Issues of Routing Protocol for Ad Hoc Networks Classification of Routing Protocols Proactive Routing Protocols Reactive Routing Protocols Hybrid Routing Protocols
MULTICAST ROUTING PROTOCOLS FOR MOBILE AD HOC NETWORKS Introduction Issues in Designing a Multicast Routing Protocol Classification of Multicast Routing Protocols Multicast Ad Hoc on Demand Distance Vector Protocol Mesh Based Routing Protocols Source Routing Multicast Protocol Multicasting with Quality of Service Guarantees Energy Efficient Multicast Routing Protocols Application Dependent Multicast Routing
TRANSPORT PROTOCOLS FOR AD HOC NETWORKS Introduction Tcp's Challenges and Design Issues in Ad Hoc Networks Tcp Performance over Manets Adhoc Transport Protocols Application Controlled Transport Protocol (Actp)
QUALITY OF SERVICE AD HOC NETWORKS Introduction to Qos Issues and Challenges Involved In Providing Qos Classification of Qos Solutions
ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN AD HOC WIRELESS NETWORKS Introduction Energy Efficient Routing Protocol Transmission Power Management Schemes Transmission Power Control Aodv Protocol Local Energy-Aware Routing Based On Aodv (Learaodv)
Power-Aware Routing Based On Aodv (Par-Aodv)
Lifetime Prediction Routing Based On Aodv (Lpr-Aodv)
MOBILITY MODELS FOR MULTI HOP WIRELESS NETWORKS Introduction Mobility Models Mobility Patterns Mobility Models for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
CROSS LAYER DESIGN ISSUES FOR AD HOC WIRELESS NETWORKS Introduction Cross Layer Design Principle Proposals Involving Cross Layer Design Cross Layer Design: Is It Worth Applying It?
Cross-Layer Design in Wireless Networks Performance Objectives Pitfalls of the Cross-Layer Design Approach
APPLICATIONS AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN AD HOC NETWORKS Introduction Typical Applications Applications and Opportunities Challenges Highlights the Most Recent Developments in the Field
Each chapter contains a summary