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Implementation and Analysis of Wireless Local Area Networks for High-Mobility Telematics

by Aziz, Farhan Muhammad

Abstract (Summary)
Wireless networks provide communications to fixed, portable and mobile users and offer substantial flexibility to both end-users and service providers. Current cellular/PCS networks do not offer cost effective high data rate services for applications, such as, telematics, traffic surveillance and rescue operations. This research studies the feasibility and behavior of outdoor implementation of low-cost wireless LANs used for high mobility telematics and traffic surveillance. A multi-hop experimental wireless data network is designed and tested for this purpose. Outdoor field measurements show the wireless coverage and throughput patterns for static and mobile users. The results suggest that multi-hop wireless LANs can be used for high mobility applications if some protocols are improved.
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Advisor:Dr. R. Michael Buehrer; Mr. Ashwin E. Amanna; Dr. William H. Tranter; Dr. Brian D. Woerner

School:Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

School Location:USA - Virginia

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:electrical and computer engineering

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Date of Publication:06/26/2003

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