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Vertical handoffs between different wireless technologies usually lead to dramatic changes in the link capacity. A successful QoS solution for vertical handoffs must be able to fast track the capacity changes and agilely adapt the delivery rates and qualities of the ongoing applications. Though traditional AIMD-based source adaptation schemes (as found in(More)
As mobile computing increases in prevalence and popularity, it is becoming increasingly important to have a vertical handoff solution, which can perform a vertical handoff seamlessly and smartly. In this paper, we propose a Smart Decision Model to decide the “best” network interface and “best” time moment to handoff. A score function is utilized in the(More)
The current set of social networking platforms, e.g. Facebook and MySpace, has created a new class of Internet applications called social software. These systems focus on leveraging the real life relationships of people and augment them with the facilities and the richness of the Web. However, social platforms and software are not without drawbacks and(More)
Knowledge of end-to-end path capacity is useful for video/audio stream adaptation, rate control and overlay design. Capacity estimation in wired and last-hop wireless networks has been extensively investigated, but an in-depth study of path capacity in ad hoc, multihop wireless networks is still lacking. Since the "capacity" of a wireless link can vary(More)
Based on the IEEE 802.15.4 LR-WPAN specification, the ZigBee standard has been proposed to interconnect simple, low rate, and battery powered wireless devices. The deployment of ZigBee networks is expected to facilitate numerous applications, such as home healthcare, medical monitoring, consumer electronics, and environmental sensors. For many of the(More)
The rapid deployment of wireless networks in various environments necessitates the development of new end-to-end tools that monitor and measure the properties of wireless paths well. In this paper, we implement AdHoc Probe, a recently proposed path capacity estimation tool specially designed for the multi-hop ad hoc wireless environment. We present an(More)
Knowledge of link capacity is important for network design, management, and utilization. With the increasing popularity of asymmetric link technologies (such as DSL, 1xRTT, and satellite links), it is desirable to have a capacity estimation technique, which can simultaneously measure forward and backward direction link capacities on an Internet path.(More)
Knowledge of end-to-end path capacity is useful for video/audio stream adaptation, network management and overlay design. Capacity estimation in wired and last-hop wireless networks has been extensively investigated, but a thorough and systematic study in ad hoc, multihop wireless networks is still lacking. Yet the rate of a wireless link can change(More)
Wireless sensor networks will play a critical role in space and planet exploration, allowing remote monitoring of noneasily accessible areas in preparation of human or robotic missions. Sensors, however, are fragile and can fail, reporting erroneous measurements, for example. Decisions derived from flawed sensor measurements can adversely impact the(More)
Wireless communication is inherently vulnerable to errors from the dynamic wireless environment. Link layer packets discarded due to these errors impose a serious limitation on the maximum achievable throughput in the wireless channel. To enhance the overall throughput of wireless communication, it is necessary to deploy link layer transmission schemes that(More)