1st Edition

Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Current Status and Future Trends

    538 Pages 179 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Guiding readers through the basics of these rapidly emerging networks to more advanced concepts and future expectations, Mobile Ad hoc Networks: Current Status and Future Trends identifies and examines the most pressing research issues in Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs). Containing the contributions of leading researchers, industry professionals, and academics, this forward-looking reference provides an authoritative perspective of the state of the art in MANETs.

    The book includes surveys of recent publications that investigate key areas of interest such as limited resources and the mobility of mobile nodes. It considers routing, multicast, energy, security, channel assignment, and ensuring quality of service. Also suitable as a text for graduate students, the book is organized into three sections:

    1. Fundamentals of MANET Modeling and Simulation—Describes how MANETs operate and perform through simulations and models
    2. Communication Protocols of MANETs—Presents cutting-edge research on key issues, including MAC layer issues and routing in high mobility
    3. Future Networks Inspired By MANETs—Tackles open research issues and emerging trends

    Illustrating the role MANETs are likely to play in future networks, this book supplies the foundation and insight you will need to make your own contributions to the field. It includes coverage of routing protocols, modeling and simulations tools, intelligent optimization techniques to multicriteria routing, security issues in FHAMIPv6, connecting moving smart objects to the Internet, underwater sensor networks, wireless mesh network architecture and protocols, adaptive routing provision using Bayesian inference, and adaptive flow control in transport layer using genetic algorithms.

    Mobile Ad hoc Network; Jonathan Loo, Shafiullah Khan, and Ali Naser Al-Khwildi
    Mobile Ad hoc Routing Protocols; Jonathan Loo, Shafiullah Khan, and Ali Naser Al-Khwildi
    Modeling and Simulation Tools for Mobile Ad hoc Networks; Kayhan Erciyes, Orhan Dagdeviren, Deniz Cokuslu, Onur Yılmaz, and Hasan Gumus
    Study and Performance of Mobile Ad hoc Routing Protocols; Raquel Lacuesta, Miguel García, Jaime Lloret, and Guillermo Palacios
    Ad hoc Routing Modeling and Mathematical Analysis; Jose Costa-Requena

    Extending Open Shortest Path First for Mobile Ad hoc Network Routing; Katherine Isaacs, Julie Hsieh, and Melody Moh
    New Approaches to Mobile Ad hoc Network Routing: Application of Intelligent Optimization Techniques to Multicriteria Routing; Bego Blanco Jauregui and Fidel Liberal Malaina
    Energy-Efficient Unicast and Multicast Communication for Wireless Ad hoc Networks Using Multiple Criteria; Christos Papageorgiou, Panagiotis Kokkinos, and Emmanouel Varvarigos
    Security Issues in FH AMIPv6; Jesús Hamilton Ortiz, Jorge Luís Perea Ramos, Julio Cesar Rodríguez Ribon, and Juan Carlos López
    Channel Assignment in Wireless Mobile Ad hoc Networks; Javad Akbari Torkestani and Mohammad Reza Meybodi
    Quality-of-service State Information-Based Solutions in Wireless Mobile Ad hoc Networks: A Survey and a Proposal; Lyes Khoukhi, Ali El Masri, and Dominique Gaiti

    Connecting Moving Smart Objects to the Internet: Potentialities and Issues When Using Mobile Ad hoc Network Technologies; Bernardo Leal and Luigi Atzori
    Vehicular Ad hoc Networks: Current Issues and Future Challenges; Saleh Yousefi, Mahmood Fathy, and Saeed Bastani
    Underwater Wireless Ad hoc Networks: A Survey; Miguel García, Sandra Sendra, Marcelo Atenas, and Jaime Lloret
    Underwater Sensor Networks; Luiz Filipe M. Vieira
    Wireless Mesh Network: Architecture and Protocols; Christos K. Zachos, Jonathan Loo, and Shafiullah Khan
    Wireless Mesh Network: Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis; Christos K. Zachos and Jonathan Loo
    Adaptive Routing Provision by Using Bayesian Inference; Ilias Kiourktsidis, Jonathan Loo, and Grigorios Koulouras
    Adaptive Flow Control in Transport Layer Using Genetic Algorithm; Ilias Kiourktsidis, Jonathan Loo, and Grigorios Koulouras



    Kok Keong Loo (a.k.a. Jonathan Loo) is currently a Reader in Multimedia Communications at the School of Engineering and Information Sciences, Middlesex University, UK. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Multimedia University, Malaysia. He received an MSc degree in Electronics (with Distinction) and a PhD degree in Electronics and Communications from University of Hertfordshire, UK in 1998 and 2003, respectively. Between August 2003 and May 2010, he was a Lecturer in Multimedia Communications at the School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University, UK. During thisperiod, he was also the Course Director for MSc in Digital Signal Processing. He is involved in research projects, for example he isthe principle investigator for a BBC funded project on Dirac video codec research and development. He is alsoa co-investigator for several European funded projects namely IST-FP6 PLUTO, IST-FP6 ENABLE, and recently the IST-FP7 3D-Vivant. He is currently supervising 14 PhD candidates. In the PLUTO project, he was the lead research engineer involved in the design of low-cost channel repeater for DVB-T using software defined radio approach. His research interests are in the area of multimedia communications, which include visual media processing, video coding and transmission, wireless communications, digital signal processing, embedded systems and wireless network, protocols and security. To date, he has published over 120 publications (guest editorial, book chapters, journals, conferences) in the aforementioned areas. For more information about his research, see www.mdx.ac.uk/aboutus/staffdirectory/jonathan-loo.aspx.Professor Jaime Lloret received his M.Sc. in Physics in 1997, his M.Sc. in electronic Engineering in 2003 and his Ph.D. in telecommunication engineering (Dr. Ing.) in 2006. He is a Cisco Certified Network Professional Instructor. He worked as a network designer and as an a