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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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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


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


Media Access Control Techniques

Routing Protocols in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks

Performance Evaluation Techniques

Location Tracking and Media Access Control Using Smart



Introduction to Smart Antennas

Location-Tracking Mechanisms for Neighborhood Discovery

Directional Media Access Control Protocols

A Few Assumptions and the Rationales

Performance Evaluation


Location Tracking and Location Estimation of Nodes in Ad Hoc

Networks: A Testbed Implementation


Location Tracking and Neighborhood Discovery

Location Estimation

Implementation Results

Error in Location Estimation: A Simulation Study


A Routing Strategy for Effective Load Balancing Using Smart



System Description

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

An Analysis

Maximally Zone-Disjoint Multipath Routing

Performance Evaluation


Priority-Based QoS Routing Protocols Using Smart Antennas


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



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications