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Situation-aware wireless networks

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Original languageEnglish
Pages44 - 50
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Journal publication dateJul 2003
Journal issue7
Volume41
DOIs
StatePublished

Abstract

The task of implementing a dynamic planning tool for wireless networks is a complex and multilayered problem. The following article explains the concept of dynamic planning and highlights the challenges involved. A system architecture that allows networks to be self-organizing is presented, and the concept of situation awareness is introduced. The resulting functionality endows network elements with the intelligence to react dynamically to perturbations. Location-aided planning is currently receiving much attention from the research community; its application to situation awareness is discussed. The use of game theory to solve resource contention in competitive scenarios is highly effective. Adaptors that are specific program modules are used to launch countermeasures and are demonstrated in this article through an example. A number of key results associated with the concept of reconfigurability are presented. Finally, a new planning paradigm based on local interaction is introduced and relevant conclusions are drawn

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Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) Rose publication type: Journal article Sponsorship: Sid Sharma would like to thank BT Exact for financial support under the Virtual University Research Initiative (VURI) Terms of use: Copyright © 2003 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE Communications Magazine. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to pubs-permissions@ieee.org. By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

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