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Description - Ad Hoc Wireless Networks by Ozan K. Tonguz

Ad hoc networking is currently a very hot topic in wireless communications due to the multitude of potential applications both civilian and military, such as military ad hoc wireless networks, environmental sensor networks, car-based ad hoc networks, biomedical networks and many more. The majority of studies carried out and books available on this exciting new area look at the technology from a 'top down' perspective, focusing on the higher layers of the protocol stack. This book adopts a different approach and looks at the technology from a 'bottom up' angle. Through studying the physical layer in detail, it shows that in such networks the coupling and interaction between the physical layer, Medium Access Control (MAC) layer, network layer and applications is significant. Topics in the book range from the basic principles of networking and communication systems through to applications making it ideal for practicing and R&D engineers in the wireless communications and networking industries looking to understand this new area. The inclusion of problems and solutions at the end of each chapter furthers understanding and makes it a highly relevant text to post-graduate and senior undergraduates on communication systems and computer science courses.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470091104
ISBN-10: 047009110X
Format: Hardback
(250mm x 181mm x 25mm)
Pages: 346
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ozan K. Tonguz

Ozan Tonguz is the Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Co-Director of the Centre for Wireless and Broadband Networking at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He has twenty years teaching experience at universities in the US and has ten years industry consulting experience. He has also been granted service awards from the IEEE Communications Society and the Optical Society of America. Dr Ferrari completed his Ph.D. in 2002 and is an Assistant Professor at University of Parma in Italy. He is currently on leave carrying out research on ad hoc wireless networks at Carnegie Mellon University, USA in Professor Tonguz's department.