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Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing

1st Edition

By Koushik Sinha, Sasthi C. Ghosh, Bhabani P. Sinha

Chapman and Hall/CRC

20 pages | 143 B/W Illus.

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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


About the Authors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Programming / Games
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications