Self-configuration and Self-Administration of Wirelss Grids
University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Douglas O. Norman
MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4460-04; Eller College Working Paper No. 1015-05
A Wireless Grid is an augmentation of a wired grid that facilitates the exchange of information and the interaction between heterogeneous wireless devices. The ability of various grid layouts to handle interactions among the grid constituencies is contingent upon the efficient resolution of multiple technical challenges of the grid. These challenges arise due the added complexities of the wireless grid such as the limited power of the mobile devices, the limited bandwidth (including partial connectivity), and the increased dynamic nature of the interactions involved. This paper focuses on the configuration and administration issues of the wireless grid. The proposed grid topology and naming protocol can allow self-configuration and self-administration of various possible wireless grid layouts.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: wireless grid, grid topology, grid naming protocol, self-configuration
Date posted: January 20, 2004
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