Design challenges for energy-constrained ad hoc wireless networks

Andrea J. Goldsmith, Stephen B. Wicker

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Ad hoc wireless networks enable new and exciting applications, but also pose significant technical challenges. In this article we give a brief overview of ad hoc wireless networks and their applications with a particular emphasis on energy constraints. We then discuss recent advances in the link, multiple access, network, and application protocols for these networks. We show that cross-layer design of these protocols is imperative to meet emerging application requirements, particularly when energy is a limited resource.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-27
Number of pages20
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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