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Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
Theory and Applications

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  • Date Published: June 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521865234

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  • If you have to understand and optimize the performance of wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, this explanation provides you with the information and insights you need. It delivers an understanding of the underlying problems, and the techniques to develop efficient solutions and maximize network performance. Taking an algorithmic and theoretical approach, Li dissects key layers of a wireless network, from the physical and MAC layers (covering the IEEE 802.11 and 802.16 protocols, and protocols for wireless sensor networks and Bluetooth) through to the network routing layer. In doing so he reviews the practical protocols, formulates problem mathematically, solve them algorithmically and then analyses the performance. Graduate students, researchers and practitioners needing an overview of the various algorithmic, graph theoretical, computational geometric and probabilistic approach to solving problems in designing these networks will find this an invaluable resource. Additional resources for this title are available online at

    • Uses a top-down approach dissecting through key layers in a wireless network
    • Covers wireless ad hoc and sensor networks from practical design to mathematical formulation to algorithmic solutions
    • Provides insights and develops understanding that can be applied to future research
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521865234
    • length: 616 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 182 x 32 mm
    • weight: 1.2kg
    • contains: 7 tables 176 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. History of wireless networks
    2. Wireless transmission fundamentals
    Part II. Wireless MACs:
    3. Wireless medium access control protocols
    4. TDMA channel assignment
    5. Spectrum channel assignment
    6. CDMA code channel assignment
    Part III. Topology Control and Clustering:
    7. Clustering and network backbone
    8. Weighted network backbone
    9. Topology control with flat structures
    10. Power assignment
    11. Critical transmission ranges for connectivity
    12. Other transition phenomena
    Part IV. Wireless Network Routing Protocols:
    13. Energy efficient unicast routing
    14. Energy efficient broadcast/multicast routing
    15. Routing with selfish terminals
    16. Joint routing, channel assignment and link scheduling
    Part V. Other Issues:
    17. Localization and location tracking
    18. Performance limitations of random wireless ad hoc networks
    19. Security of wireless ad hoc networks.

  • Author

    Xiang-Yang Li, Illinois Institute of Technology
    Xiang Yang Li is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He also holds a visiting professorship or adjunct-professorship at TianJing University, WuHan University and NanJing University, in China. He was awarded his PhD in 2001 from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A leading researcher in the field of wireless networks, he has made important contributions in the areas of network topology and routing. His current research interests include cooperation, energy efficiency, and distributed algorithms for wireless ad hoc and sensor networks.

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