Mainak Chatterjee

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In this paper, we propose an on-demand distributed clustering algorithm for multi-hop packet radio networks. These types of networks, also known as ad hoc networks, are dynamic in nature due to the mobility of nodes. The association and dissociation of nodes to and from clusters perturb the stability of the network topology, and hence a reconfiguration of(More)
We consider a multi-cluster, multi-hop packet radio network architecture for wireless systems which can dynamically adapt itself with the changing network configurations. Due to the dynamic nature of the mobile nodes, their association and dissociation to and from clusters perturb the stability of the system, and hence a reconfiguration of the system is(More)
The design and analysis of routing protocols is an important issue in dynamic networks such as packet radio and ad-hoc wireless networks. Most conventional protocols exhibit their least desirable behavior for highly dynamic interconnection topologies. We propose a new methodology for routing and topology information maintenance in dynamic networks. The(More)
In this paper, we characterize analytically the multiaccess interference in wireless code-division multiple-access sensor networks with uniformly random distributed nodes and study the tradeoff between interference and connectivity. To provide a guideline for improving system behavior, three competitive deterministic topologies are evaluated along with the(More)
Real-time services such as VoIP are becoming popular and are major revenue earners for network service providers. These services are no longer confined to the wired domain and are being extended over wireless networks. Although some of the existing wireless technologies can support some low-bandwidth applications, the bandwidth demands of many multimedia(More)
The concept of dynamic spectrum access will allow the radio spectrum to be traded in a market like scenario allowing wireless service providers (WSPs) to lease chunks of spectrum on a short-term basis. Such market mechanisms will lead to competition among WSPs where they not only compete to acquire spectrum but also attract and retain users. Currently,(More)
The cognitive radio based IEEE 802.22 wireless regional area network (WRAN) is designed to operate in the under-utilized TV bands by detecting and avoiding primary TV transmission bands in a timely manner. Such networks, deployed by competing wireless service providers, would have to self-coexist by accessing different parts of the available spectrum in a(More)
A vehicular ad hoc network (VANET) is a highly mobile wireless ad hoc network that is targeted to support vehicular safety, traffic monitoring, and other applications. Mobility models used in traditional mobile ad hoc networks cannot directly be applied to VANETs since real-world factors such as road layouts and traffic regulations are not considered. In(More)
In this paper we propose a distributed congestion control algorithm for tree based communications in wireless sensor networks, that seeks to adaptively assign a fair and efficient transmission rate to each node. In our algorithm, each node monitors its aggregate output and input traffic rates. Based on the difference of the two, a node then decides either(More)