Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks: Architectures, Algorithms and Protocols


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Hai Liu, Yiu-Wing Leung, Xiaowen Chu

DOI: 10.2174/97816080501851090101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-018-5, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60805-636-1



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This Ebook brings together the latest developments and studies of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)...[view complete introduction]

Table of Contents

Foreword

- Pp. i

Peng-Jun Wan

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Preface

- Pp. ii

Hai Liu, Yiu-Wing Leung and Xiaowen Chu

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Contributors

- Pp. iii

Hai Liu, Yiu-Wing Leung and Xiaowen Chu

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Topology Control for Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks

- Pp. 1-18 (18)

Deying Li, Zheng Li and Feng Wang

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Connected Dominating Sets

- Pp. 19-39 (21)

Yiwei Wu and Yingshu Li

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Broadcasting In Wireless Ad hoc And Sensor Networks

- Pp. 40-48 (9)

Majid Khabbazian

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Energy Efficient Routing

- Pp. 49-68 (20)

P. Minet

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Theory and Practice of Geographic Routing

- Pp. 69-88 (20)

Stefan Ruhrup

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Distributed Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks

- Pp. 89-107 (19)

Winston K.G. Seah, Eddie B.S. Tan, Sau-Yee Wong and Jeffrey Tay

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Data Gathering and Data Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Networks

- Pp. 108-118 (11)

Hongju Cheng, Guolong Chen and Wenzhong Guo

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Area Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks

- Pp. 119-137 (19)

Antoine Gallais

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Index

- Pp. 138-140 (3)

Hai Liu, Xiaowen Chu and Yiu-Wing Leung

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Foreword

It is a pleasure to introduce you to this book which focuses on fundamental challenges and issues in the field of ad hoc networks and sensor wireless networks, one of the most active research areas in recent years. The book covers representative problems in MANETs and WSNs, including QoS topology control, connected dominating set backbone, broadcasting, energy-efficient routing, geographic routing, distributed localization, data gathering and data aggregation and sensor area coverage. Compared with existing books, this book gives comprehensive investigation without sacrificing theoretical depth of the selected topics. In particular, I believe the book will be a valuable companion and comprehensive reference for students who are taking a course in wireless networking.

The authors of chapters of the book are distributed in a large number of countries and many of them are prominent researchers in ad hoc and sensor wireless networks. Readers of the book can get absorbed by perspectives, suggestions, knowledge and experiences by these authors who have been working with this area for several years.

Peng-Jun Wan
Department of Computer Science
Illinois Institute of Technology
2009


Preface

Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) and wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have received significant attention in recent years due to their potential applications in environment monitoring, traffic monitoring and controlling, mining and shipping security, animal tracking, battlefield, disaster relief operations and so on. Nodes in these networks are usually powered by batteries and self-organized into a network via wireless communications. However, unexpected failure of nodes, rapid changes of topologies, high error rates, collision interference, and bandwidth and power constraints together pose new challenges for this type of networks.

This book presents some latest and representative developments in MANETs and WSNs. It focuses on some major and important problems in MANETs and WSNs and provides comprehensive survey of various architectures, algorithms and protocols for these problems.

The book consists of eight chapters. Chapter 1 discusses topology control which is one of fundamental problems in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. The authors survey the existing work and describe their own work in both homogeneous and heterogeneous networks. Chapter 2 introduces an important concept called connected dominating set (CDS), which normally serves as a virtual backbone to reduce routing overhead in wireless networks. The concept can be extended to k-connected m-dominating sets (kmCDS) to provide fault tolerance. Energy efficient routing and broadcasting are fundamental topics and they are discussed in chapter 3 and chapter 4, respectively. Chapter 5 discusses geographic routing from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Chapter 6 discusses distributed localization which is a challenging problem in sensor networks since sensor data is typically interpreted with reference to a sensor’s location. Data gathering/aggregation and sensor area coverage are described in Chapter 7 and Chapter 8, respectively.

The primary target audiences of this book are those who are interested in MANETs and WSNs and related issues. Typically they include scholars, researchers, developers and postgraduate students. The book could be a useful reference for university courses in wireless networks.

Finally, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to all the authors of the chapters in the book.

Hai Liu, Yiu-Wing Leung, Xiaowen Chu
Hong Kong Baptist University

List of Contributors

Editor(s):
Hai Liu
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong


Yiu-Wing Leung
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong


Xiaowen Chu
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong




Contributor(s):
Hongju Cheng
College of Mathematics and Computer Science
Fuzhou University



Antoine Gallais
Computer Science and Remote Sensing Lab
University of Strasbourg



Wenzhong Guo
College of Mathematics and Computer Science
Fuzhou University



Majid Khabbazian
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Deying Li
School of Information
Renmin University of China



Zheng Li
School of Information
Renmin University of China



Yingshu Li
Dept of Computer Science
Georgia State University



Pascale Minet
Institut National de Recherche en Informatique



Stefan Ruhrup
Dept of Computer Science
University of Freiburg



Winston K.G. Seah
Networking Protocol Dept
Institute for Infocomm Research



Eddie B.S. Tan
Networking Protocol Dept
Institute for Infocomm Research



Jeffrey Tay Tapper
School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University



Feng Wang
Fujian Youtong Technologies Development Inc



Sau-Yee Wong
Networking Protocol Dept
Institute for Infocomm Research



Yiwei Wu
Dept of Computer Science
Georgia State University





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