Dennis Goeckel

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Gupta and Kumar established that the per node throughput of ad hoc networks with multi-pair unicast traffic scales (poorly) as lambda(n) = Theta (1 / radic(n log n)) with an increasing number of nodes n. However, Gupta and Kumar did not consider the possibility of network coding and broadcasting in their model, and recent work has suggested that such(More)
A promising ultra-wideband (UWB) radio technique being widely considered for low-data-rate applications, such as those often encountered in sensor networks, is the transmitted reference (TR) UWB scheme. However, the standard TR-UWB scheme, while often motivated by the simplicity of its receiver, is still dogged by implementation concerns. In particular, the(More)
The idea of using knowledge of the current channel fading values to optimize the transmitted signal in wireless communication systems has attracted substantial research attention in recent years. However, the practicality of this adaptive signaling has been questioned due to the variation of the wireless channel over time, which results in a different(More)
Neighbor discovery is one of the first steps in the initialization of a wireless ad hoc network. In this paper, we design and analyze practical algorithms for neighbor discovery in wireless networks. We first consider an ALOHA-like neighbor discovery algorithm in a synchronous system, proposed in an earlier work. When nodes do not have a collision detection(More)
Cooperative diversity, which employs multiple nodes for the simultaneous relaying of a given packet in wireless ad hoc networks, has been shown to be an effective means of improving diversity, and, hence, mitigating the detrimental effects of multipath fading. However, in previously proposed cooperative diversity schemes, it has been assumed that(More)
We present a square root limit on the amount of information transmitted reliably and with low probability of detection (LPD) over additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channels. Specifically, if the transmitter has AWGN channels to an intended receiver and a warden, both with non-zero noise power, we prove that o(√n) bits can be sent from the(More)
Recently, there has been significant interest in ultra-wideband (UWB) radio techniques. A promising UWB technique being widely considered for low data rate applications, such as those often encountered in sensor networks is the transmitted reference (TR) UWB scheme. However, the standard TR-UWB scheme, while often motivated by the simplicity of its receiver(More)
Adaptive coded modulation is a powerful method for achieving a high spectral efficiency over fading channels. Recently proposed adaptive schemes have employed set-partitioned trelliscoded modulation (TCM) and have adapted the number of uncoded bits on a given symbol based on the corresponding channel estimate. However, these adaptive TCM schemes will not(More)