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Engineering - Signals & Communication | Guide to Wireless Mesh Networks

Guide to Wireless Mesh Networks

Misra, Sudip, Misra, Subhas Chandra, Woungang, Isaac (Eds.)

2009, XVI, 528 p.

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  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art on the hot topic of wireless mesh networks
  • The reader-friendly style includes discussions for practitioners, directions for future research, a list of terms and definitions and summary questions within chapters to support the reader
  • Written by prominent researchers within the field
  • Each chapter contains in-depth discussion sections on thoughts for practitioners and directions for future research
  • Includes a list of important terms and their definitions for each chapter
  • Offers a set of ten questions (both numeric and non-numeric) that will help readers to assess their understanding of the various concepts at the end of each chapter
  • Supplementary PowerPoint slides are available

Wireless communication technologies continue to undergo rapid advancement. The attractiveness of Wireless Mesh Networks (WMN)s, in general, can be attributed to their characteristics: the ability to dynamically self-organize and self-configure, coupled with the ability to maintain mesh connectivity, leads in effect to low set-up/installation costs, simpler maintenance tasks, and service coverage with high reliability and fault-tolerance. As a result, WMNs have found many useful applications in a broad range of domains.

WMNs represent a key technology for future generation wireless networks, and this broad-ranging and comprehensive guidebook presents new ideas and results from research to address the challenges ahead. This unique resource describes all the fundamental key topics and covers both the important core and specialized issues in the field. Each chapter is written by topical area experts, with the first chapters devoted to the basics of WMNs and subsequent ones dealing with some of the more specialist topics, such as the WiMAX metro area mesh networks and the symbiosis of cognitive radio with WMNs.

Features:

• Provides an accessible, comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art technology of Wireless Mesh Networks

• Includes reader-friendly discussions for practitioners, directions for future research, helpful lists of terms and definitions, and summary questions within each chapter

• Offers a set of questions to help readers assess their understanding of the various concepts at the end of each chapter

• Presents insight into the practical significance of these topics in real-world scenarios

• Designed, in structure and content, to aid the learning process with the intention of making the book useful at all learning levels

• Supplies supportive presentation PowerPoint slides and solutions to aid lecturers at www.springer.com/978-1-84800-908-0

With contributions by some of the most prominent researchers in the field today, this book will be an invaluable reference/text to WMNs for researchers and practitioners. In addition, its pedagogical tools can make it eminently suitable as a textbook for graduate students wishing to learn more about the topic.

Key Topics:

WMNs and MANETs

Medium Access

Routing and Channel Assignment

Routing Metrics

Congestion and Transport Layer Issues

Multi-network Convergence and Scalability

Mobility

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Medium Access Control - Mesh Networks - QoS - Quality of Service - Quality of Service (QoS) - Reliability - Routing - Wireless Access - Wireless Networks - communication - installatioin - metrics - security

Related subjects » Communication Networks - Signals & Communication

Table of contents 

Journey from Mobile Ad Hoc Networks to Wireless Mesh Networks.- Medium Access Control in Wireless Mesh Networks.- Hierarchical and QoS-Aware Routing in Multihop Wireless Mesh Networks.- Stabilizing Interference-Free Slot Assignment for Wireless Mesh Networks.- Channel Assignment Techniques for 802.11-Based Multiradio Wireless Mesh Networks.- Routing, Interface Assignment and Related Cross-layer Issues in Multiradio Wireless Mesh Networks.- Wireless Mesh Network Routing Under Uncertain Demands.- Routing Metrics for Wireless Mesh Networks.- Reliable Transport in Multihop Wireless Mesh Networks.- Transport Protocols for Wireless Mesh Networks.- Congestion Control in Wireless Mesh Networks.- Wireless Mesh Networks-Based Multinetwork Convergence and Security Access.- Scalability in Wireless Mesh Networks.- Mobility Management in Wireless Mesh Networks.- Low Latency in Wireless Mesh Networks.- WiMAX Metro Area Mesh Networks: Technologies and Challenges.- Scheduling and Call Admission Control A WiMax Mesh Networks View.- The Symbiosis of Cognitive Radio and Wireless Mesh Networks.- Construction and Evaluation of a Wireless Mesh Network Testbed.

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