Situation-aware wireless networks

S Sharma, AR Nix, S Olafsson

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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
Translated title of the contributionSituation-aware wireless networks
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44 - 50
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003

Bibliographical note

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)

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