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Enhancing the Performance of Ad Hoc Wireless Networks with Smart Antennas

1st Edition

By Somprakash Bandyopadhyay, Siuli Roy, Tetsuro Ueda

Auerbach Publications

208 pages | 64 B/W Illus.

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Description

A large portion of the network capacity of an ad hoc network can be wasted by the medium access mechanisms of omni-directional antennas. To overcome this problem, researchers propose the use of directional or adaptive antennas that largely reduce radio interference, improving the utilization of wireless medium and the resulting network throughput.

Enhancing the Performance of Ad Hoc Wireless Networks with Smart Antennas discusses these issues and challenges. Following an introduction to ad hoc networks, it presents an overview of basic Media Access Control (MAC) and routing protocols in ad hoc networks with omni-directional antennas. The book then focuses on the use of smart antennas in ad hoc networks and reviews the strategies used in designing MAC and routing protocols for improved medium utilization and improved routing performance with effective load balancing. Finally, it analyzes the design issues related to priority based quality-of-service (QoS) routing protocols, illustrating the potential of these antennas in comparison to omni directional antennas. The book concludes with an examination of open problems and challenges for ad hoc networks.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Ad Hoc Networks: A Preamble

Characteristics of Ad Hoc Networks

Some Prospective Usages of Ad Hoc Networks

Some Research Challenges

Performance Evaluation Techniques

Organization of the Book

The Issues and Challenges in Designing MAC and Routing

Protocols

Media Access Control Techniques

Routing Protocols in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks

Performance Evaluation Techniques

Location Tracking and Media Access Control Using Smart

Antennas

Introduction

Introduction to Smart Antennas

Location-Tracking Mechanisms for Neighborhood Discovery

Directional Media Access Control Protocols

A Few Assumptions and the Rationales

Performance Evaluation

Discussion

Location Tracking and Location Estimation of Nodes in Ad Hoc

Networks: A Testbed Implementation

Introduction

Location Tracking and Neighborhood Discovery

Location Estimation

Implementation Results

Error in Location Estimation: A Simulation Study

Discussion

A Routing Strategy for Effective Load Balancing Using Smart

Antennas

Introduction

System Description

Network-Aware Routing with Maximally Zone-Disjoint Shortest Path:

An Analysis

Maximally Zone-Disjoint Multipath Routing

Performance Evaluation

Discussions

Priority-Based QoS Routing Protocols Using Smart Antennas

Introduction

A Few Related Definitions

Priority-Based QoS Routing Using Zone Reservation

Priority-Based Flow-Rate Control for QoS Provisioning

Using Feedback Control

Service Differentiation in Multi-Hop Intervehicular Communication

Discussions

Conclusion

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM032000
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COM043000
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC009060
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TEC061000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications