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2013

Computer and Systems Architecture

Directional Antennas

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Connectivity Of Wireless Ad Hoc Networks: Impacts Of Antenna Models, Qiu Wang, Hong-Ning Dai, Qinglin Zhao Dec 2012

Connectivity Of Wireless Ad Hoc Networks: Impacts Of Antenna Models, Qiu Wang, Hong-Ning Dai, Qinglin Zhao

Hong-Ning Dai

This paper concerns the impact of various antenna models on the network connectivity of wireless ad hoc networks. Existing antenna models have their pros and cons in the accuracy reflecting realistic antennas and the computational complexity. We therefore propose a new directional antenna model called Approx-real to balance the accuracy against the complexity. We then run extensive simulations to compare the existing models and the Approx-real model in terms of the network connectivity. The study results show that the Approx-real model can better approximate the best accurate existing antenna models than other simplified antenna models, while introducing no high computational ...


Eavesdropping Security In Wireless Ad Hoc Networks With Directional Antennas, Qiu Wang, Hong-Ning Dai, Qinglin Zhao Dec 2012

Eavesdropping Security In Wireless Ad Hoc Networks With Directional Antennas, Qiu Wang, Hong-Ning Dai, Qinglin Zhao

Hong-Ning Dai

The eavesdropping security of wireless ad hoc networks has attracted considerable attention recently. However, most of current studies only consider OMN networks, where each node is mounted with a single omni-directional antenna, which radiates radio signals in all directions and consequently leads to the high eavesdropping possibility. Compared with an omnidirectional antenna, a directional antenna can concentrate the radio signals on some desired directions so that it can potentially reduce the eavesdropping possibility. This paper investigates the eavesdropping security of wireless ad hoc networks equipped with directional antennas. In particular, we study the eavesdropping possibility of OMN networks, SDA networks ...


An Overview Of Using Directional Antennas In Wireless Networks, Hong-Ning Dai, Kam-Wing Ng, Min-You Wu Dec 2012

An Overview Of Using Directional Antennas In Wireless Networks, Hong-Ning Dai, Kam-Wing Ng, Min-You Wu

Hong-Ning Dai

Compared with omni-directional antennas, directional antennas have many merits, such as lower interference, better spatial reuse, longer transmission range and the improved network capacity. Directional antennas enable numerous emerging outdoor and indoor applications, which have been addressed in many recent studies. Despite the advances in wireless networks with directional antennas (DAWNs), there are many research challenges in all layers of DAWNs. This paper presents a detailed study on recent advances and open research issues on DAWNs. Firstly, we briefly introduce the classification of directional antennas, antenna radiation patterns, antenna modes as well as the challenges in the physical layer of ...