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—Recently, indoor positioning systems (IPSs) have been designed to provide location information of persons and devices. The position information enables location-based protocols for user applications. Personal networks (PNs) are designed to meet the users' needs and interconnect users' devices equipped with different communications technologies in various(More)
—The rapid development in Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication make it necessary to design communication systems operating in different wireless spectrum as an alternative to highly congested wireless access systems. In addition, the deployment of wireless smart meter devices is ramping up and it is expected that such devices(More)
In order to satisfy the increasing demand of wireless broadband multimedia services, much attention has been paid to the 60 GHz band where as much as 5 GHz of spectrum has been reserved. However, in the indoor environment, the propagation of signals at this millimeter wave band is strongly hindered by walls, people and their movement, furniture, etc. As a(More)
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) is a third-generation cellular network that enables high-speed mobile Internet access. This paper evaluates and compares the performance of two well-known versions of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), namely, Vegas and Reno, in a UMTS environment. Bulk data transfer was considered in the simulation with(More)
This paper addresses the issues of designing an infrastructure to support seamless in-building communication at the 60 GHz band. Recently, the 60 GHz band has received much attention due to its 5 GHz of available spectrum. However, the propagation of signals in this band is strongly hindered by attenuation and line-of-sight requirements. The situation gets(More)
This paper describes our ongoing work on a system that provides information about network resources and related communication facilities to applications running on a mobile device. It defines and elaborates on the concept of communication context and describes the architecture of this core low-level enabling system for ubiquitous and pervasive applications(More)
—Two novel energy-aware routing algorithms to be proposed for wireless ad hoc networks, called reliable minimum energy cost routing (RMECR) and reliable minimum energy routing (RMER). RMECR addresses three important requirements of ad hoc networks: energy-efficiency, reliability, and prolonging network lifetime. It considers the energy consumption and the(More)
often collocated, coexistence issues arise as these networks share the same 2.4 GHz Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) band. Consequently, their performance may degrade. We have proposed a coexistence model of IEEE 802.15.4 and IEEE 802.11b/g networks , which addresses their coexistence behavior and explains their coexistence performance. As an(More)