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An ad hoc wireless network (AWN) is a collection of mobile hosts forming a temporary network on the fly, without using any fixed infrastructure. Characteristics of AWNs such as lack of central coordination, mobility of hosts, dynamically varying network topology, and limited availability of resources make QoS provisioning very challenging in such networks.(More)
Ad hoc wireless networks are self-organizing dynamic topology networks formed by a collection of mobile nodes through radio links. Minimal configuration absence of infrastructure and quick deployment make them convenient for emergency situations other than military applications. Multicasting plays a very crucial role in the application of Ad hoc networks.(More)
The widespread deployment of Wi-Fi hotspots and wide area cellular networks opens up the exciting possibility of interoperability between these types of networks. Interoperability allows a mobile device to dynamically use the multiple net-work interfaces available to it so as to maximize user satisfaction and system performance. In this paper, we define(More)
primary challenge in responding to both natural and man-made disasters is communication. This has been highlighted by recent disasters such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina [2, 5, 6]. A problem frequently cited by responders is the lack of radio interoperability. Responding organizations must work in concert to form a cohesive plan of(More)
One of the challenging issues in the energy-constrained ad~hoc wireless networks is to find ways that increase their lifetime. Squeezing maximum energy from the battery of the nodes of these networks requires the communication protocols to be designed such that they are aware of the state of the batteries. Traditional MAC protocols for ad~hoc networks are(More)
In this paper, we present MuSeQoR: a new multi-path routing protocol that tackles the twin issues of reliability (protection against failures of multiple paths) and security, while ensuring minimum data redundancy. Unlike in all the previous studies, reliability is addressed in the context of both erasure and corruption channels. We also quantify the(More)
— Wireless networks are inherently limited by the bandwidth constraint. MAC protocols for Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) play the important role of arbitrating and statistically multiplexing the transmission requests of various stations contending to access the channel. The performance of IEEE 802.11 degrades in Ad hoc networks because of the presence(More)