1st Edition

Adaptation and Cross Layer Design in Wireless Networks

Edited By Mohamed Ibnkahla Copyright 2009
    524 Pages 160 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Adaptive techniques play a key role in modern wireless communication systems. The concept of adaptation is emphasized in the Adaptation in Wireless Communications Series through a unified framework across all layers of the wireless protocol stack ranging from the physical layer to the application layer, and from cellular systems to next-generation wireless networks. Adaptation and Cross Layer Design in Wireless Networks is devoted to adaptation in the data link layer, network layer, and application layer. The book presents state-of-the-art adaptation techniques and methodologies, including cross-layer adaptation, joint signal processing, coding and networking, selfishness in mobile ad hoc networks, cooperative and opportunistic protocols, adaptation techniques for multimedia support, self –organizing routing, and tunable security services. It presents several new theoretical paradigms and analytical findings which are supported with various simulation and experimental results.

    Adaptation in wireless communications is needed in order to achieve high capacity and ubiquitous communications. The current trend in wireless communication systems is to make adaptation dependent upon the state of the relevant parameters in all layers of the system. Focusing on simplified cross layer design approaches, this volume describes advanced techniques such as adaptive resource management, adaptive modulation and coding, 4G communications, QoS, diversity combining, and energy and mobility aware MAC protocols. The first volume in the series, Adaptive Signal Processing in Wireless Communications (cat no.46012) covers adaptive signal processing at the physical layer.

    Adaptive Optimization of CSMA/CA MAC Protocols Based on Bayesian State Estimation; A. Lopez Toledo, T. Vercauteren, and X. Wang
    A Survey of Medium Access Control Protocols for Wireless Local and Ad Hoc Networks; T. You, H. Hassanein, and C.-H. Yeh
    Adaptive Scheduling for Beyond 3G Cellular Networks; S. Sorour and S. Valaee
    Adaptive Resource Allocation in CDMA Cellular Wireless Mobile Networks under Time-Varying Traffic: A Transient Analysis-Based Approach; D. Niyato and E. Hossain
    Utility-Based Bandwidth Adaptation for Multimedia Wireless Networks; N. Lu, J. Bigham and N. Nasser
    An Extensive Survey and Taxonomy of MAC Protocols for Vehicular Wireless Networks; H. Menouar,
    F. Filali, and M. Lenardi

    Network Coding for Wireless Networks; Y. Wu
    A Survey of Wireless Sensor Networks: Technologies, Challenges, and Future Trends; A. Alemdar and
    M. Ibnkahla

    Adaptive Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks; H. Luo, G. Zhang, Y. Liu, and S. K. Das
    Coverage and Connectivity in Wireless Sensor Networks: Lifetime Maximization; A. Swami and Q. Zhao
    Routing in Wireless Self-Organizing Networks; M. D. de Amorim, F. Benbadis, M. S. Sichitiu,
    A. C. Viana, and Y. Viniotis

    Selfishness in MANETs; Y. Yoo and D. P. Agrawal
    Mobile-Relay Forwarding in Opportunistic Networks; G. Anastasi, M. Conti, A. Passarella, and L. Pelusi
    Adaptive Techniques in Wireless Networks; Y. Lin, V. W. S. Wong
    Tunable Security Services for Wireless Networks; S. Lindskog, A. Brunstrom, and Z. Faigl


    Mohamed Ibnkahla

    "This comprehensive book addresses the theory, architecture, and practical protocols and applications of wireless networks. Chapters could comfortably be read in a stand-alone, out-of-order sequence or as part of a complete curriculum . . . This book is not just at the cutting edge, it is the cutting edge."

    – Brian DeLacey, Amazon.com, May 2009