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1st Edition

Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing

ISBN 9781482227932
Published November 3, 2015 by Chapman & Hall
540 Pages 143 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Wireless communication is one of the fastest growing industry segments today. Many types of wireless networks are now being used for applications such as personal communication, entertainment, rural and urban healthcare, smart home building, inventory control, and surveillance. This book introduces the basic concepts of wireless networks and mobile computing to give engineering students at the undergraduate/graduate level a solid background in the field. It also looks at the latest research and challenging problems in the field to serve as a reference for advanced-level researchers.

Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing begins with an introduction to the different types of wireless networks, including Wi-Fi, ZigBee, cellular mobile, ad hoc, cognitive radio, wireless mesh, and wireless sensor. Subsequent chapters address more advanced topics such as:

  • Mobility, bandwidth, and node location management issues in mobile networks
  • Message communication techniques and protocols in ad hoc networks
  • Recent research and future direction of wireless local area networks (WLANs)
  • Deployment of sensor nodes in wireless sensor networks (WSNs)
  • Energy-efficient communication in wireless networks
  • Security aspects of wireless communication

The book includes exercises at the end of every chapter to help give students a better insight into the topics presented. It includes a number of advanced-level exercises, which are research problems that may be taken up by researchers in the respective areas. This book provides a valuable reference for classroom study/teaching as well as for technology development and research in the relevant areas.

Table of Contents

Applications Involving Wireless Communication
Effects of Mobility of Devices
Issues in Cellular Mobile Networks
Issues in Ad Hoc Networks
Issues in Cognitive Radio Networks
Issues in Sensor Networks

Mobility Management in Cellular Networks
Call Setup in Public Land Mobile Networks
Call Setup in Mobile IP Networks
Handoff Management
Mobility Models

Bandwidth Management in Cellular Networks
Benchmark Instances
Lower Bounds on Bandwidth
Genetic Algorithm for Channel Assignment
Coalesced CAP
Fast Near-Optimal Channel Assignment

Localization of Nodes in Mobile Networks
System Model
Estimation of Location Error
Beacon Nodes Selection Algorithm
Location Region Identification

Message Communication in Ad Hoc Networks
Broadcast in Ad Hoc Networks
Transmission Schedule
Slot Assignment based on Location Information
Deterministic Broadcast and Gossiping
Point-to-point Routing in Ad Hoc Networks
Destination-Sequenced Distance Vector Routing (DSDV) Protocol
Dynamic Source Routing (DSR)
Ad-hoc On-Demand Distance Vector Routing (AODV)
Temporally-Ordered Routing Algorithm (TORA)
Zone Routing Protocol (ZRP)

Wireless Local Area Networks
Placement of APs and Channel Allocation

Placement of Sensor Nodes in a WSN
Deployment Algorithm
Experimental Results

Energy-Efficient Communication
Some Elegant Physical Layer-Centric Techniques
Redundant Binary Number Encoding with Silent Zero Communication (RBNSiZeComm)
Ternary with Silent Symbol (TSS) Communication Protocol
Compression with Null Symbol (CNS) Communication Protocol
Tri-digit Fibonacci Number System (TFNS) Communication Protocol

Security in Wireless Communication
Measures Against Attacks
Hardware Implementation of RC4 for One Byte per Clock

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Koushik Sinha is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA. He has more than a decade of R&D work experience at several renowned organizations such as Qatar Computing Research Institute, Hewlett-Packard Labs, and Honeywell Technology Solutions. He was also a Visiting Scientist at the Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore. His current research areas include secure and energy-efficient wireless communication in ad hoc and sensor networks, mobile computing, and social computing. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Sasthi C. Ghosh is a faculty member at the Advanced Computing and Microelectronics Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India. Prior to that, he worked on UMTS network design as a Research Associate in the School of Computer Science, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK. He also visited the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada and the Institute of Mathematical Science, Chennai, India. His current research interests include UMTS network design, wireless mesh networks (WiFi & WiMax), mobile computing, and wireless networks.

Bhabani P. Sinha is a professor at the Advanced Computing and Microelectronics Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta. He also holds a Distinguished Adjunct Professor position at the National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh, India. He was an Indian Space Research Organization Chair Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. He was a Humboldt fellow of Germany and also a visiting faculty of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, University of Central Florida, Orlando, and Clemson University, South Carolina. He has more than forty years of research experience in the areas of computer architectures, algorithms, parallel and distributed computing, mobile computing, and wireless communication. He served as an editor of the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems and as a subject area editor of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, USA.