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Title:Performance of Wireless Networks Subject to Constraints and Failures
Author(s):Bhandari, Vartika
Subject(s):wireless networks
Abstract:Recent years have seen a proliferation in the use of wireless multi-hop networks in diverse scenarios ranging from community mesh networks to wireless sensor networks. As wireless networks find application in such wide-ranging arenas and are deployed at large scale, they will increasingly need to operate in the presence of heterogeneous, and often constrained, hardware capabilities. Furthermore, fault-tolerant communication algorithms will be re- quired to provide the building blocks for reliable operation in the face of failure and/or disruption. In this dissertation, we have investigated performance and fault-tolerance is- sues in networks of such wireless devices. We have studied two specific problem domains, viz., throughput performance in multi-channel wireless networks where devices have het- erogeneous and constrained channel switching capabilities, and feasibility of fault-tolerant broadcast in single channel wireless networks where devices can exhibit Byzantine or crash- stop failure.
Issue Date:2008-10
Genre:Technical Report
Other Identifier(s):UIUCDCS-R-2008-3004
Rights Information:You are granted permission for the non-commercial reproduction, distribution, display, and performance of this technical report in any format, BUT this permission is only for a period of 45 (forty-five) days from the most recent time that you verified that this technical report is still available from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Computer Science Department under terms that include this permission. All other rights are reserved by the author(s).
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-04-23

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