Can anyone recommend a book on wireless protocol design?

I'm trying to find books with a thorough treatment of MAC and network layers without just being a guide to one specific protocol.

The kinds of topics I'm looking for include: frequency hopping, time slicing, cryptography, low power design and routing.

  • \$\begingroup\$ one book? that's a lot of material to cover. :) \$\endgroup\$
    – sybreon
    Apr 14 '11 at 23:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ I can't say I have seen a single book that covers all of that. I have a book in my lab that covers frequency hopping and time slicing with a bit of low power and a separate book that covers routing. Can't say I have anything that covers cryptography, unless you are talking about using low level methods of disguising your transmission like DSSS. \$\endgroup\$
    – Kellenjb
    Apr 15 '11 at 3:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ Several books would do... \$\endgroup\$ Apr 15 '11 at 8:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Kellenjb By cryptography, I mean using symmetric and asymmetric ciphers to secure radio transmissions. Privacy and authentication. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 15 '11 at 8:53

Algorithms and Protocols for Wireless and Mobile Ad Hoc Networks


Computer Networking by Tannenbaum is a good guide to networking. It covers all the layers, but has plenty of info on the lower levels.

Digital Communications by Proakis is a great general guide to digital comms. Not sure it will be as specific as you'd like though.


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