Principles of Wireless Networks

Principles of Wireless Networks : A Unified Approach

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For upper level undergraduate Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Telecommunications or Information Science courses that focus on wireless communications technology, as well as a reference for technicians and other professionals in the wireless industry.Takes a unified and comprehensive approach to introducing the full spectrum of engineering demands across all wireless networks and systems. The book uses examples specifically intended to illustrate the differences in implementing various systems, ranging from cellular voice telephony to wireless Internet access.
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  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 183.4 x 240.3 x 29.7mm | 1,038.73g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0130930032
  • 9780130930033

Table of contents

1. Overview of Wireless Networks. Introduction. Different Generations of Wireless Networks. Structure of the Book. Appendix 1A Backbone Networks for Wireless Access. Appendix 1. Summary of Important Standards. Organizations. Questions.I. PRINCIPLES OF AIR-INTERFACE DESIGN. 2. Characteristics of the Wireless Medium. Introduction. Radio Propagation Mechanisms. Path-Loss Modeling and Signal Coverage. Effects of Multipath and Dopple. Channel Measurement and Modeling Techniques. Simulation of the Radio Channel. Appendix 2A What is dB? Appendix 2B Wired Media. Appendix 2C Path Loss Models. Appendix 2D Wideband Channel Models. Questions. Problems.3. Physical Layer Alternatives for Wireless Networks. Introduction. Applied Wireless Transmission Techniques. Short Distance Baseband Transmission. Pulse Transmission. Carrier Modulated Transmission. Traditional Digital Cellular Transmission. Broadband Modems for Higher Speeds. Spread Spectrum Transmissions. High-Speed Modems for Spread Spectrum Technology. Diversity and Smart Receiving Techniques. Comparison of Modulation Schemes. Coding Techniques for Wireless Communications. A Brief Overview of Software Radio. Appendix 3APerformance of Communication Systems. Appendix 3BCoding and Correlation. Questions. Problems.4. Wireless Medium Access Alternatives. Introduction. Fixed-Assignment Access for Voice-Oriented Networks. Random Access for Data-Oriented Networks. Integration of Voice and Data Traffic. Questions. Problems.II. PRINCIPLES OF WIRELESS NETWORK OPERATION. 5. Network Planning. Introduction. Wireless Network Topologies. Cellular Topology. Cell Fundamentals. Signal-to-Interference Ratio Calculation. Capacity Expansion Techniques. Network Planning for CDMA Systems. Questions. Problems.6. Wireless Network Operation. Introduction. Mobility Management. Radio Resources and Power Management. Security in Wireless Networks. Appendix 6A The Diffie-Hellman (DH) Key Exchange Protocol. Appendix 6B Nonrepudiation and Digital Signatures. Questions. Problems.III. WIRELESS WANS. 7. GSM and TDMA Technology. Introduction. What Is GSM? Mechanisms to Support a Mobile Environment. Communications in the Infrastructure. Questions. Problems.8. CDMA Technology, IS-95, and IMT-2000. Introduction. Reference Architecture for North American Systems. What Is CDMA? IMT-2000. Questions. Problems.9. Mobile Data Networks. Introduction. The Data-Oriented CDPD Network. GPRS and Higher Data Rates. Short Messaging Service in GSM. Mobile Application Protocols. Questions. Problems.IV. LOCAL BROADBAND AND AD HOC NETWORKS. 10. Introduction to Wireless LANs. Introduction. Historical Overview of the LAN Industry. Evolution of the WLAN Industry. New Interest from Military and Service Providers. A New Explosion of Market and Technology. Wireless Home Networking. Questions. Problems.11. IEEE 802.11 WLANs. Introduction. What Is IEEE 802.11? The PHY Layer. MAC Sublayer. MAC Management Sublayer. Questions. Problems.12. Wireless ATM and HIPERLAN. Introduction. What Is Wireless ATM? What Is HIPERLAN? HIPERLAN-2. Questions. Problems.13. Ad Hoc Networking and WPAN. Introduction. What Is IEEE 802.15 WPAN? What Is HomeRF? What Is Bluetooth? Interference between Bluetooth and 802.11. Questions. Problems.14. Wireless Geolocation Systems. Introduction. What Is Wireless Geolocation? Wireless Geolocation System Architecture. Technologies for Wireless Geolocation. Geolocation Standards for E-911 Services. Performance Measures for Geolocation Systems. Questions. Problems.Acronyms and Abbreviations. References. Index.
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About Prashant Krishnamurthy

KAVEH PAHLAVAN is Professor of ECE and CS and Director of the Center for Wireless Information Network Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA and International Visiting Professor, University of Oulu, Finland. He has been a consultant to leading wireless organizations worldwide, including GTE Laboratories, JPL Laboratories, 3COM, Motorola, Honeywell, Nokia, and NTT; and serves as the member of the board of several companies. He has also been a Fellow of the IEEE, a Nokia Fellow, and the first Fulbright-Nokia Fellow. PRASHANT KRISHNAMURTHY, Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science and Telecommunications at the University of Pittsburgh, has been involved in developing the wireless information systems track for the Master of Telecommunications curriculum in the Telecommunications Program there. He chairs the Pittsburgh Chapter of the IEEE Communications Society.
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