Computer and Information Science
This book discusses the topic of wireless ad-hoc networks with the help of state-of-the-art information. A wireless ad-hoc network can be defined as a wireless network set up without any infrastructure. These types of networks include mobile ad-hoc networks, vehicular ad-hoc networks, and wireless mesh networks. This book highlights the basic-most aspects of these networks. It consists of information related to the analysis of routing protocols for better efficiency, the design of the link layer for enhanced performance, and practical issues in application. These topics are critical for setting up the foundation in design, set-up, implementation, and study of a wireless ad-hoc network. Primary features of this book consist of fundamental introduction, novel routing paradigm and algorithms, performance analysis and enhancement of medium access protocols, auto-configuration schemes and associated issues and privacy in a vehicular ad-hoc network.