Learn the fundamental algorithms and protocols for wireless and mobile ad hoc networksAdvances in wireless networking and mobile communication technologies, coupled with the proliferation of portable computers, have led to development efforts for wireless and mobile ad hoc networks. This book focuses on several aspects of wireless ad hoc networks, particularly algorithmic methods and distributed computing with mobility and computation capabilities. It covers everything readers need to build a foundation for the design of future mobile ad hoc networks:Establishing an efficient communication infrastructureRobustness control for network-wide broadcastThe taxonomy of routing algorithmsAdaptive backbone multicast routingThe effect of inference on routingRouting protocols in intermittently connected mobile ad hoc networks and delay tolerant networksTransport layer protocolsACK-thinning techniques for TCP in MANETsPower control protocolsPower saving in solar powered WLAN mesh networksReputation and trust-based systemsVehicular ad hoc networksCluster interconnection in 802.15.4 beacon enabled networksThe book is complemented with a set of exercises that challenge readers to test their understanding of the material. Algorithms and Protocols for Wireless and Mobile Ad Hoc Networks is appropriate as a self-study guide for electrical engineers, computer engineers, network engineers, and computer science specialists. It also serves as a valuable supplemental textbook in computer science, electrical engineering, and network engineering courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels.