© 2009

Guide to Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

  • Sudip Misra
  • Isaac Woungang
  • Subhas Chandra Misra

Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Bratislav Milic, Miroslaw Malek
    Pages 1-26
  3. Jiangyi Hu, Mike Burmester
    Pages 43-57
  4. Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Choong Seon Hong
    Pages 59-96
  5. Pascale Minet, Anis Laouiti
    Pages 97-120
  6. Justin Lipman, Hai Liu, Ivan Stojmenovic
    Pages 121-150
  7. Dazhi Chen, Pramod K. Varshney
    Pages 151-188
  8. Daniel Câmara, Antonio A.F. Loureiro, Fethi Filali
    Pages 189-210
  9. Mihail L. Sichitiu
    Pages 237-254
  10. Musfiq Rahman, Ashfaqur Rahman
    Pages 281-310
  11. Wenbo He, Yuan Xue, Klara Nahrstedt
    Pages 311-331
  12. Xiaowen Chu, Jiangchuan Liu, Yi Sun
    Pages 333-354
  13. Vinay Kolar, Sameer Tilak, Nael Abu-Ghazaleh
    Pages 355-389
  14. Klara Nahrstedt, Wenbo He, Ying Huang
    Pages 391-425
  15. Sevil Şen, John Andrew Clark
    Pages 427-454
  16. John Felix Charles Joseph, Amitabha Das, Bu-Sung Lee
    Pages 455-472
  17. Venkat Balakrishnan, Vijay Varadharajan, Uday Tupakula
    Pages 473-502

About this book


Wireless ad-hoc network communication technologies have experienced a steep growth in research and significant advancements in recent times due to their important advantages. These benefits help to set-up a network fast in situations where there is no existing network set-up, or when setting up a fixed infrastructure network is considered infeasible. However, there are challenges that still need to be addressed.

This indispensable guidebook provides a comprehensive resource on the new ideas and results in the areas of mobile ad-hoc networks and other ad-hoc computing systems in the wireless communication technology field. Wireless ad-hoc networks are explored by leading experts in the field from both academia and industry, with discussions on various challenges in varied environments, standards, routing mechanisms, etc. This reader-friendly, broad-ranging text features in-depth descriptions of terminologies and concepts related to the diverse subject areas germane to wireless ad hoc communication.


• Provides an accessible, comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art technology of wireless ad-hoc networks

• Includes reader-friendly discussions for practitioners, directions for future research, and helpful lists of terms and definitions

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

• 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 PowerPoint presentation slides and solutions to aid lecturers at

This wide-ranging and highly useful guide will be a valuable reference/text in the field for researchers, engineers and strategists needing to know about this technology. It is also an ideal textbook for graduate students wishing to learn more about the topic.

Key Topics:

• Routing

• Mobility Management

• Quality of Service Support

• Congestion Control

• Security

• Trust Management


Mobile ad hoc networks Mobility management Multihop wireless networks Routing Security and trust Self-organization Vehicular ad hoc networks trust management wireless ad-hoc network

Editors and affiliations

  • Sudip Misra
    • 1
  • Isaac Woungang
    • 2
  • Subhas Chandra Misra
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Information TechnologyIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceRyerson UniversityTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of Industrial & Management EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyKanpurIndia

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From the reviews: “This book delivers a useful addition to the already rich body of knowledge on wireless ad hoc networks. … targets mainly the student community. … Sections on future research and ‘thoughts for practitioners’ provided in each chapter make the book an interesting read for those who work in the research community, as well. … the editor’s have tackled the breadth versus depth dilemma in a balanced manner, making this book a useful reference for students, instructors, and practitioners alike.” (Alessandro Berni, ACM Computing Reviews, December, 2009)