Capacity, architecture, and protocols for ad hoc wireless networks<br/><br/><br/><br/>

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 9:00am - 10:30am
EE/CS 3-180
P. R. Kumar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

This tutorial is motivated by two considerations.

(i) There has been some progress in recent years in developing a quantitative framework for wireless networks.

(ii) The research community is entering a phase of designing several second generation protocols for wireless networks which aim to not only improve performance, but also to address unmet needs.

Our goal in this tutorial is twofold:

(i) We will provide a clear presentation of the key ideas underlying this emerging theory of wireless networks. The goal is to make the theory accessible to all researchers in the area, to understand the questions addressed, the questions unaddressed, the methods used, and address its shortcomings, as well as its results, i.e., basically to understand it.

(ii) We will provide some candidate second generation protocol designs. In particular we will stress the importance of paying attention to the architecture of the implementation. We will also address some issues related to the emerging topic of cross-layer design. We will also stress the importance of implementing designs.