Principles of Ad-hoc Networking

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 30, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 274 pages
Principles of Ad Hoc Networking presents a systematic introduction to the fundamentals of ad hoc networks.

An ad-hoc network is a small network, especially one with wireless or temporary plug-in connections. Typically, some of the network devices are part of the network only for the duration of a communications session or, in the case of mobile or portable devices, while in some close proximity to the rest of the network. These networks can range from small and static systems with constrained power resources to larger-scale dynamic and mobile environments. Wireless ad hoc networks facilitate numerous and diverse applications for establishing survivable dynamic systems in emergency and rescue operations, disaster relief and intelligent home settings.

Principles of Ad Hoc Networking:

  • Introduces the essential characteristics of ad hoc networks such as: physical layer, medium access control, Bluetooth discovery and network formation, wireless network programming and protocols.
  • Explains the crucial components involved in ad-hoc networks in detail with numerous exercises to aid understanding.
  • Offers key results and merges practical methodologies with mathematical considerations.

Principles of Ad Hoc Networking will prove essential reading for graduate students in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Physics as well as researchers in the field of ad hoc networking, professionals in wireless telecoms, and networking system developers.

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1 Wireless Data Communications
2 Medium Access Control
3 Ad Hoc Wireless Access
4 Wireless Network Programming
5 Ad Hoc Network Protocols
6 Location Awareness
7 Ad Hoc Network Security

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Michel Barbeau is Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carleton University, Canada. His topics of interest are Telecommunications Software and Distributed Systems, Mobile and Wireless Networks, Satellite Communications and Wireless Security. Michel is on the editorial board of the Engineering Letters of the International Association of Engineers, and has been a co-chair and programme committee member of a number of scientific conferences. Since 2003, he has led a major research project entitled Complex Adaptive Networks for Computing and Communication in the MITACS (Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems) NCE (Networks of Centers of Excellence).

Evangelos Kranakis is Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carleton University, which he joined in 1991. He is currently CNS (Communication, Networks, and Security) Theme Leader in the MITACS NCE. He has published in the area of the analysis of algorithms, bioinformatics, communication and data (ad hoc and wireless) networks, computational and combinatorial geometry, distributed computing, network security.

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