Date Added: Apr 2012
Over the last decades, wireless communication proved to be an enabling technology to an increasingly large number of applications. The convenience of wireless and its support of mobility has revolutionized the way the authors access data, information services, and interact with the physical world. Beyond enabling mobile devices to access information and data services ubiquitously, wireless technology is widely used in cyber-physical systems such as air-traffic control, power plants synchronization, transportation systems, and human body implantable devices. This pervasiveness elevated wireless communication systems to the level of critical infrastructure.