Multimedia Wireless Networks

Multimedia Wireless Networks : Technologies, Standards, and QoS

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Now that you can buy a cell phone with integrated multimedia capabilities, integrating QoS is even more important and timely since development and maintenance of those networks is crucial to product success! This book introduces the wireless networks practitioners (designers, implementers, and users) to the art of a wireless system design with integrated QoS support. To ensure users quality satisfaction, end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) support is needed the various underlining networks combined of the wide area network (WAN), the last mile distribution system (WLLs, satellite), and the WLANs. Wireless networks should be designed with integrated QoS control techniquesWith the growing optical based WANs users enjoy an abundance of bandwidth that results in no need for exercising QoS control schemes at the WANs because the edge wireless networks will suffer in the foreseeable future from limited unstable bandwidth (i.e. - unstable QoS). This trend is also observed in the new WLAN and WLL approved and proposed standards. These standards include however only the signaling mechanisms for QoS - not implementation techniques! The QoS techniques implementations are left to the designer. And designer's will turn to this book for answers.show more

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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 176.8 x 246.9 x 26.9mm | 861.84g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130460990
  • 9780130460998

Table of contents

Preface. I. MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS AND QUALITY OF SERVICE (QOS) 1 1. Multimedia Applications. Applications. Main Protocols. 2. Quality of Service Fundamentals. Introduction. QoS Parameters. Multimedia Application Requirements. QoS Services. Realization of QoS Services. 3. QoS Mechanisms. Introduction. Classification. Channel Access Mechanism. Packet Scheduling Mechanisms. Traffic Policing Mechanism. Resource Reservation Signaling Mechanisms. Admission Control. QoS Architecture. / II. WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS. 4. IEEE 802.11. IEEE 802.11. IEEE 802.11e (QoS Extension). 5. HiperLAN. Introduction. Architecture. Physical Layer. Data Link Control (DLC) Layer. Convergence Layer. QoS Support. 6. HomeRF. Introduction. Architecture. Physical Layer. Media Access Control (MAC). QoS Support. III. WIRELESS METROPOLITAN AREA NETWORKS. 7. IEEE 802.16. Introduction. IEEE 802.16.1. Physical Layer. Media Access Control (MAC). QoS Support. IEEE 802.16a. IV. WIRELESS PERSONAL AREA NETWORKS. 8. Bluetooth. Introduction. Architecture. Physical Layer. Bluetooth Baseband. Link Manager (LM). Host Control Interface (HCI). Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP). Higher Bluetooth Layers. Profiles. QoS Support. 9. IEEE 802.15. IEEE 802.15.1. IEEE 802.15.3. IEEE 802.15.3 Physical Layer. IEEE 802.15.3 Media Access Control. IEEE 802.15.3 QoS Support. IEEE 802.15.4. IEEE 802.15.4 Physical Layer. IEEE 802.15.4 Media Access Control. IEEE 802.15.4 QoS Support. V. 2.5G AND 3G NETWORKS. 10. GPRS. Introduction. GPRS (Rel-5) Architecture. Physical Channel. Logical, Control, and Traffic Channels. Media Access Control (MAC) and Radio Link Control (RLC). Radio Resource Control (RRC) and Radio Resource (RR). QoS Support. 11. UMTS. Introduction. UMTS Architecture. Physical Layer. Media Access Control (MAC). Data Link Layer Protocols (RLC, PDCP, and BMC). Radio Resource Control (RRC). QoS Support. 12. cdma2000. Introduction. cdma2000 Architecture. Physical Layer. Media Access Control (MAC). Link Access Control (LAC). QoS Support. 13. Satellite Communication. Introduction. Architecture. Forward Link. Return Link. Quality of Service Support. Acronyms and Abbreviations. Part 1: Multimedia Application and Quality of Service (QoS). Part 2: Wireless Local Area Networks. Part 3: Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks. Part 4: Wireless Personal Area Networks. Part 5: 2.5G and 3G Networks. GPRS, UMTS, cdma2000. Satellite Communication. Bibliography. Introduction. Part 1: Multimedia Applications and Quality of Service (QoS). Part 2: Wireless Local Area Networks. Part 3: Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks. Part 4: Wireless Personal Area Networks. Part 5: 2.5G and 3G Networks. GPRS. UMTS. cdma2000. Satellite Communication. Index.show more

About Aura Ganz

About the Authors AURA GANZ is Associate Professor and Director of the Multimedia Networking Laboratory at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has authored 150 papers, and keynoted the NSF-sponsored workshop in mobile computing. She holds a Ph.D in computer science from the Technion in Israel. ZVI GANZ has 15 years experience in network design, operations research, and industrial engineering. He has designed protocols, fixed wireless systems, and WLAN QoS systems. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. KITTI WONGTHAVARAWAT holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has worked since 1997 at the Multimedia Networking Laboratory, researching resource management and QoS in wireless networks. The authors are also associates of Ganz Associates (www. GanzAssociates.com) that provides network design services.show more

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