November 14, 2008
A paper published by two former ECE Ph.D. students Sooksan Panichpapiboon and Nawaporn Wisitpongphan, Dr. Gianluigi Ferrari, and ECE Professor Ozan Tonguz is one of the top 100 papers accessed in the IEEE Xplore in the month of June 2008. The paper titled "Route Reservation in Ad Hoc Wireless networks" was published in the January 2007 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.
The paper investigates under which conditions (in terms of route discovery, MAC protocol, pipelining, etc.) reserving a route in ad hoc wireless networks might be superior compared to non-reservation based schemes. While most wired networks use non-reservation-based switching and communication paradigms such as packet switching, it is shown in the paper that certain real-time applications such as voice and video using a route-reservation based communication scheme might yield better performance in terms of delay. The paper also proposes a new queuing-theoretic model for investigating the performance of non-reservation based communications in ad hoc wireless networks.
Dr. Sooksan Panichpapiboon is now a faculty member in the School of Engineering of King Mongkut Institute of Technology in Thailand, while Dr. Wisitpongphan is a Research Associate in the R&D of General Motors in Detroit. Dr. Gianluigi Ferrari who was a postdoc in the research group of Prof. Tonguz at the time this work was done is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Parma in Italy.
The research reported in this paper was supported in part by a grant from Cylab.