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Random Wireless Networks
An Information Theoretic Perspective

  • Author: Rahul Vaze, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107102323

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  • This book discusses the theoretical limits of information transfer in random wireless networks or ad hoc networks, where nodes are distributed uniformly in space and there is no centralised control. It provides a detailed analysis of the two relevant notions of capacity for random wireless networks – transmission capacity and throughput capacity. The book starts with the transmission capacity framework that is first presented for the single-hop model and later extended to the multi-hop model with retransmissions. Reusing some of the tools developed for analysis of transmission capacity, a few key long-standing questions about the performance analysis of cellular networks are also provided for the benefit of students. The discussion goes further into the concept of hierarchical co-operation that allows throughput capacity to scale linearly with the number of nodes. The author finally discusses the concept of hierarchical co-operation that allows throughput capacity to scale linearly with the number of nodes.

    • Explains the transmission and transport capacity of random wireless networks
    • Focuses on useful capacity metrics of wireless networks
    • Includes application of stochastic geometry in cellular networks
    • Highlights the advances made in the field of ad hoc networks
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    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107102323
    • length: 246 pages
    • dimensions: 250 x 190 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Notations
    1. Introduction
    2. Transmission capacity of ad hoc networks
    3. Multiple antennas
    4. Two-way networks
    5. Performance analysis of cellular networks
    6. Delay normalized transmission capacity
    7. Percolation theory
    8. Percolation and connectivity in wireless networks
    9. Throughput capacity
    Index.

  • Author

    Rahul Vaze, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
    Rahul Vaze received his Master's in Telecommunications from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 2004, and his PhD from the University of Texas, Austin in 2009. Since October 2009 he has been working as a Reader at the School of Technology and Computer Science, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India. His research interests include multiple antenna communication, ad hoc networks and combinatorial resource allocation. He is a co-recipient of the Eurasip best paper award 2010 for the Journal of Wireless Communication and Networking, and a recipient of the Indian National Science Academy's young scientist award 2013, and the Indian National Academy of Engineering's young engineer award 2013.

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