Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: Protocols, Architecture, and Convergence

P. R. Kumar
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ad hoc wireless networks are networks formed by nodes with radios. Due to the shared and unreliable nature of the wireless medium, the possible mobility of the nodes, and the multi-hop strategy for information transfer, they require several protocols for their operation. This talk will address three such protocols. It will discuss the theoretical underpinnings, as well as the architectural aspects. A second topic addressed is the oncoming convergence of communications and computing with control.

(Joint work with V. Borkar, P. Gupta, V. Kawadia, S. Narayanaswamy, R. Rozovsky, R. S. Sreenivas).

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