Cross Layer WSN Design Applied to Ad Hoc Networks

Nancy Dougherty

The project I am working on uses the cross layer design ideas in "A Cross-Layer Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks" by I. F. Akyildiz, M. C. Vuran, and O.B. Akan.  I would like to use the ideas for cross layer optimization for the WSNs and see if they could apply to other areas, such as Ad hoc networks.  I would like to try this by extending their model to make the destination mode variable, and softening other constraints such as power constraints (more important for sensors).  The performance of such systems will be simulated and evaluated.