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Ad Hoc Networking

Ad Hoc Networking - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0201309768

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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 2001
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Ad Hoc Networking - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0201309768

Charles E. Perkins

ISBN13: 978-0201309768
ISBN10: 0201309769
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

"Ad hoc" networks are wireless, mobile networks that can be set up anywhere and anytime--outside the Internet or another preexisting network infrastructure. The field has tremendous commercial and military potential, supporting applications such as mobile conferencing outside the office, battlefield communications, and embedded sensor devices that automate everyday functions, among others.

Ad Hoc Networking is a collection of algorithms, protocols, and innovative ideas from the leading practitioners and researchers that will propel the technology toward mainstream deployment. It discusses numerous potential applications, reviews relevant networking concepts, and examines the various approaches that define emerging ad hoc networking technologies. Specific topics covered include:

  • The Ad Hoc On-Demand Distance-Vector (AODV) protocol, which reduces memory and processing requirements
  • The Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) algorithm, in which paths are carried along with the data packets
  • Ad hoc networking for the military
  • Cluster-based networks for transmission management and routing efficiency
  • The Destination-Sequenced Distance-Vector (DSDV) protocol
  • The Zone Routing Protocol (ZRP)--a hybrid proactive/reactive protocol
  • The Temporally Ordered Routing Algorithm (TORA)--a link-reversal protocol
  • The Associative Bit Routing (ABR) algorithm, in a chapter which addresses battery life concerns
  • Source Tree Adaptive Routing (STAR) protocol--a bandwidth-efficient partial link-state algorithm

Throughout this book, important issues--scalability, cost, bandwidth efficiency, power requirements, compatibility, quality of service, and security--are considered; possible solutions to these challenges are presented.

With cutting-edge contributions by such leading experts as Scott Corson, Jim Freebersyser, J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, Zygmunt Haas, David B. Johnson, Barry M. Leiner, Martha Steenstrup, and C-K. Toh, Ad Hoc Networking lays the foundation for the next generation of mobile computer networking.

"Ad hoc networking" enables wireless devices to network with each other as needed, even when access to the Internet is unavailable. It enables a wide range of powerful applications, from instant conferencing between notebook PC users to emergency and military services that must perform in the harshest conditions. In this book, the field's leading researchers present today's newest, most sophisticated techniques for making network applications available anytime, anywhere. They present state-of-the-art design and implementation techniques designed to instantly network a wide variety of mobile, wireless devices without access to routers, base stations, or Internet Service Providers.KEY TOPICS:Learn how ad hoc networks utilize existing IP addresses, but require new protocol engineering to establish paths for communication between each network node. Understand cluster-based networks, Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) protocols, Ad Hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) Routing Protocols; reconfigurable wireless networks; link reversal routing; and other approaches. Finally, review each leading application for ad hoc networking, including mobile conferencing, home networking, emergency/disaster services, Personal Area Networks (PANs), Bluetooth integration; and embedded, military, and automotive applications.MARKET:For all engineering, computing, and networking professionals interested in fresh approaches to mobile computing.

Author Bio

Perkins, Charles E. :

Charles E. Perkins is a Research Fellow at Nokia Research Center investigating mobile wireless networking and dynamic configuration protocols. He is the editor for several ACM and IEEE journals for areas relating to wireless networking. Charles has served on the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and on various committees for the National Research Council. He has authored a book on Mobile IP and has published a number of papers and award-winning articles in the areas of mobile networking, resource discovery, and automatic configuration for mobile computers.

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