Wireless Ad Hoc Networking: Personal-Area, Local-Area, and the Sensory-Area Networks, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Wireless Ad Hoc Networking

Personal-Area, Local-Area, and the Sensory-Area Networks, 1st Edition

Edited by Shih-Lin Wu, Yu-Chee Tseng

Auerbach Publications

664 pages | 261 B/W Illus.

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The rapid progress of mobile, wireless communication and embedded micro-sensing MEMS technologies has brought about the rise of pervasive computing. Wireless local-area networks (WLANs) and wireless personal-area networks (WPANs) are now common tools for many people, and it is predicted that wearable sensor networks will greatly improve everyday life as we know it.

By integrating these technologies into a pervasive system, we can access information and use computing resources anytime, anywhere, and with any device. Wireless Ad Hoc Networking: Personal-Area, Local-Area, and the Sensory-Area Networks covers these key technologies used in wireless ad hoc networks. The book is divided into three parts, each providing self-contained chapters written by international experts. Topics include networking architectures and protocols, cross-layer architectures, localization and location tracking, time synchronization, QoS and real-time, security and dependability, applications, modeling and performance evaluation, implementation and experience, and much more.

The book is novel in its single source presentation of ad hoc networking and related key technologies and applications over the platforms of personal area, sensory area, and local area networks. It is a valuable resource for those who work in or are interested in learning about the pervasive computing environment.

Table of Contents


Coverage and Connectivity of Wireless Sensor Networks, Hsiao-

Ju Kuo, Sheng-Po Kuo, Fang-Jing Wu, and Yu-Chee Tseng

Communication Protocols, Lionel Ni and Yunhuai Liu

FireFly: A Time Synchronized Real-Time Sensor Networking

Platform, Raj Rajkumar

Energy Conservation in Sensor and Sensor-Actor Networks, Ivan


Security in Wireless Sensor Networks, Yong Xi and Loren


Autonomous Swarm-bot Systems for Wireless Sensor Networks,

Shiann-Tsong Sheu, Shih-Lin Wu, and Jenhui Chen

A Smart Blind Alarm Surveillance and Blind Guide Network

System on Wireless Optical Communication, Ching-Chang

Wong, Yih-Guang Jan, Rung- Hou Wu, Yang-Han Lee, Po-Jen

Chuang, Shiann-Tsong Sheu, Wei-Tsong Lee, Huan-Chao Keh,

Chih-Yung Chang, Kuei-Ping Shih, Kuo-chen Shih, Ching-Tang

Hsieh, Jen-Shiun Chiang, Jiann-Chyi Rau, Chien-Hung Kuo,

Yung-Shan Chou, Fung-Huei Yeh, Hsien-Wei Tseng, Jheng-

Yao Lin, Cheng-Chang Ho, Nai-Kuei Wu, and Yu-Tsung Wang


Opportunism in Wireless Networks: Principles and Techniques,

Ahmad Khoshnevis and Ashutosh Sabharwal

Localization Techniques for Wireless Local Area Networks, S.-L.

Wu and C.-H. Chang

Channel Assignment in Wireless Local Area Network, Alan A.

Bertossi and M. Cristina Pinotti

Multi-channel MAC Protocols for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks,

S.-L. Wu and J.-Y. Yang

Enhancing Quality of Service for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, Hao

Zhu and Guohong Cao

QoS Routing Protocols for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Chih-Shun

Hsu, Jang-Ping Sheu, and Shen-Chien Tung

Energy Conversation in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, Shu-Min

Chen, Sheng-Po Kuo, and Yu-Chee Tseng

Wireless LAN Security, Rong-Hong Jan, H.-R. Tseng, and Wuu


Temporal Key Integrity Protocol and its Security Issues in IEEE

802.11i, Yang Xiao, Kamal Dass, Jun Zheng, and Kui Wu


Wireless Mesh Networks: Design Principles, W.-H. Tam, C.-Y.

Lin, and Yu-Chee Tseng

Wireless Mesh Networks: Multi-Channel Protocols and Standard

Activities, W.-H. Tam, C.-Y. Lin, and Yu-Chee Tseng

Integrated Heterogeneous Wireless Networks, Dave Cavalcanti,

Anup Kumar, and Dharma P. Agrawal

Intrusion Detection for Wireless Network, Cynthia Kersey,

Zhenwei Yu, and Jeffrey J.P. Tsai

Security Issues in an Integrated Cellular Network - WLAN and

MANET, Bin Xie, Anup Kumar, and Dharma P. Agrawal

Fieldbus for Distributed Control Applications, N. P. Mahalik and

Kiseon Kim

Supporting Multimedia Communication in the Integrated

WCDMA/WLAN/Ad-Hoc Networks, Ju Wang and Jonathan C.-

L. Liu

Subject Categories

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