Emerging Technologies in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks: Applications and Future Development

Emerging Technologies in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks: Applications and Future Development

Raul Aquino-Santos (University of Colima, Mexico), Víctor Rangel-Licea (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico) and Arthur Edwards-Block (University of Colima, México)
Release Date: November, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 420
ISBN13: 9781609600273|ISBN10: 1609600274|EISBN13: 9781609600297|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-027-3

Description

Mobile ad-hoc networks have attracted considerable attention and interest from the commercial sector as well as the standards community. Many new ad-hoc networking applications have been conceived to help enable new commercial and personal communication beyond the domain of tactical networks, including personal area networking, home networking, law enforcement operations, search and rescue operations, commercial and educational applications, and sensor networks.

Emerging Technologies in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks: Applications and Future Development provides the rationale, state-of-the-art studies and practical applications, proof-of-concepts, experimental studies, and future development on the use of emerging technologies in wireless ad-hoc networks. In addition, this work explores emerging wireless ad hoc technologies based on communication coverage areas: body sensor networks, personal area networks, local area networks, and metropolitan area networks and their applications in critical sectors, for example, agriculture, environment, public health and public transportation.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Body sensor networks
  • Computer Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Local area networks
  • Metropolitan area networks
  • Mobile and ubiquitous computing
  • Personal area networks
  • Software Engineering
  • Telematics
  • Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Raúl Aquino Santos graduated from the University of Colima with a BE in Electrical Engineering, received his MS degree in Telecommunications from the Centre for Scientific Research and Higher Education in Ensenada, Mexico in 1990. He holds a PhD from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Sheffield, England. Since 2005, he has been with the College of Telematics, at the University of Colima, where he is currently a Research-Professor in telecommunications networks. His current research interests include wireless and sensor networks.
Arthur Edwards received his master’s degree in Education from the University of Houston in 1985. He has been a researcher-professor at the University of Colima since 1985, where he has served in various capacities. He has been with the School of Telematics since 1998. His primary areas of research are Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), distance learning, collaborative learning, multimodal leaning and mobile learning. The primary focus of his research is presently in the area of mobile collaborative learning.