Wireless Networks: Analysis, Protocols and Architecture

Thursday, August 9, 2001 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Keller 3-180
P. R. Kumar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Under some models the traffic carrying capacity of wireless networks scales as the reciprocal of the square root of the number of nodes. We present a brief synopsis of this proof.

Wireless networks present issues and problems not arising in wired networks. This necessitates the development of several protocols. We present three such protocols; for power control (COMPOW), media access (SEEDEX), and for routing (STARA).

(Joint Work with Gupta, Kawadia, Narayanaswamy, Rozovsky, and Sreenivas).