Multimedia Wireless Networks

Multimedia Wireless Networks : Technologies, Standards and QoS

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This book is a comprehensive guide to understanding multimedia wireless networks, particularly focused on wireless local loops, wireless LANs and wireless PANs. The book addresses the QoS problems and solutions discussing the architecture, applications and implementation of wireless networks including a number of standards and proposed standards.
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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 176.8 x 246.9 x 26.9mm | 861.84g
  • 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.
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About Kitti Wongthavarawat

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.
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