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Existing works have approached the problem of reliable transport in ad-hoc networks by proposing mechanisms to improve TCP's performance over such networks. In this paper we show through detailed arguments and simulations that several of the design elements in TCP are fundamentally inappropriate for the unique characteristics of ad-hoc networks. Given that(More)
—CEDAR is an algorithm for QoS routing in ad hoc network environments. It has three key components: (a) the establishment and maintenance of a self-organizing routing infrastructure called the core for performing route computations, (b) the propagation of the link-state of stable high-bandwidth links in the core through increase/decrease waves, and (c) a(More)
Due to the availability of a wide variety of wireless access technologies, a mobile host can potentially have subscriptions and access to more than one wireless network at a given time. In this paper, we consider such a multi-homed mobile host, and address the problem of achieving bandwidth aggregation by striping data across the multiple interfaces of the(More)
—In this paper, we present a new medium access control (MAC) protocol for ad hoc networks with multiple input multiple output (MIMO) links. MIMO links provide extremely high spectral efficiencies in multipath channels by simultaneously transmitting multiple independent data streams in the same channel. MAC protocols have been proposed in related work for ad(More)
There exist several applications of sensor networks wherere liability of data delivery can be critical. While the redundancy inherent in a sensor network might increase the degree of reliability, it by no means can provide any guaranteed reliability semantics. In this paper, we consider the problem of reliable sink-to-sensors data delivery. We first(More)
An ad hoc network is a multi-hop wireless network in which mobile hosts communicate without the support of a wired backbone for routing messages. We introduce a self organizing network structure called a spine and propose a spine-based routing infrastructure for routing in ad hoc networks. We propose two spine routing algorithms : (a) Optimal Spine Routing(More)
The TCP transport layer protocol is designed for connections that traverse a single path between the sender and receiver. However, there are several environments in which multiple paths can be used by a connection simultaneously. In this paper we consider the problem of supporting striped connections that operate over multiple paths. We propose an(More)