Computer Communications and Networks

Guide to Wireless Mesh Networks

Editors: Misra, Sudip, Misra, Subhas Chandra, Zhang, Isaac (Eds.)

  • 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
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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

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Journey from Mobile Ad Hoc Networks to Wireless Mesh Networks

    Wang, Jungfang (et al.)

    Pages 1-30

  • Medium Access Control in Wireless Mesh Networks

    Huang, Feiyi (et al.)

    Pages 31-48

  • Hierarchical and QoS-Aware Routing in Multihop Wireless Mesh Networks

    Bucciol, Paolo (et al.)

    Pages 49-75

  • Stabilizing Interference-Free Slot Assignment for Wireless Mesh Networks

    Arumugam, Mahesh (et al.)

    Pages 77-118

  • Channel Assignment Techniques for 802.11-Based Multiradio Wireless Mesh Networks

    Prodan, Ante (et al.)

    Pages 119-146

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Guide to Wireless Mesh Networks
Editors
  • Sudip Misra
  • Subhas Chandra Misra
  • Isaac Zhang
Series Title
Computer Communications and Networks
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-909-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-909-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84800-908-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-804-1
Series ISSN
1617-7975
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 528
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