Wireless Communications

Wireless Communications : Future Directions

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The past several years have been exciting for wireless communications. The public appetite for new services and equipment continues to grow. The Second Generation systems that have absorbed our attention during recent years will soon be commercial realities. In addition to these standard systems, we see an explosion of technical alternatives for meeting the demand for wireless communications. The debates about competing solutions to the same problem are a sign of the scientific and technical immaturity of our field. Here we have an application in search of technology rather than the reverse. This is a rare event in the information business. Happily, there is a growing awareness that we can act now to prevent the technology shortage from becoming more acute at the end of this decade. By then, market size and user expectations will surpass the capabilities of today's emerging systems. Third Generation Wireless Information Networks will place even greater burdens on technology than their ancestors. To discuss these issues, Rutgers University WINLAB plays host to a series of Workshops on Third Generation Wireless Information Networks. The first one, in 1989, had the flavor of a gathering of committed enthusiasts of an interesting niche of telephony. Presentations and discussions centered on the problems of existing cellular systems and technical alternatives to alleviating them. Although the more distant future was the announced theme of the Workshop, it drew only a fraction of our attention.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 339 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 20.57mm | 1,490g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1993 ed.
  • XII, 339 p.
  • 0792393163
  • 9780792393160

Table of contents

Preface. I: Standards, Systems, Updates. 1. Architecture and Access Method of Analysis for Integrated Voice-Data Short-Reach Radio Systems; C.A. Rypinski. 2. Development of a Digital Cellular System Based on the Japanese Standard; M. Kuramoto. 3. Pan-European Project for Third Generation Wireless Communications; C.C. Evci, V. Kumar. II: Systems Issues. 4. The Use of SS7 and GSM to support High Density Personal Communications; K.S. Meier-Hellstern, E. Alonso, D.R. O'Neil. 5. A Microkernel for Mobile Networks; P. Bhattacharja, S. Das, B. Gopinath, D. Kurshan. 6. Querying Locations in Wireless Environments; T. Imielinski, B.R. Badrinath. III: Alternate Approaches. 7. Design of High-Speed Wireless Links using Non-Directional Infrared Radiation; J.M. Kahn, J.R. Barry, M.D. Audeh, E.A. Lee, D.G. Messerschmitt. 8. On the Capacity of Time-Space Switched Cellular Radio Link Systems for Metropolitan Area Networks; J. Zander, K.-A. Ahl. 9. Network Contention Issues in the Design of Very Large Meteor Scatter Networks for Vehicle Tracking and Communication; J.A. Weitzen, J.D. Larsen, R.S. Mawrey. IV: New Traffic Approaches. 10. Teletraffic Models for Urban and Suburban Microcells: Cell Sizes and Handoff Rates; S. Nanda. 11. Communications Traffic Performance for Cellular Systems with Mixed Platform Types; S.S. Rappaport. 12. Traffic Analysis of Co-Channel Interference in TDMA Personal Communications Systems: Theoretical Framework; E.H. Lipper, M.P. Rumsewicz. V: Dynamic Channel Allocation. 13. Distributed Dynamic Channel Allocation Algorithms for Microcellular Systems;L.J. Cimini,Jr., G.J. Foschini, C.-L. I. 14. Adaptive Channel Allocation in Cellular Networks with Multi-User Platforms; J.F. Vucetic, D.D. Dimitrijevic. 15. Asymptotic Bounds on the Performance of a Class of Dynamic Channel Assignment Algorithms; J. Zander, H. Eriksson. 16. On the Maximum Capacity of Power--Controlled Cellular Networks; N. Bambos, G.J. Pottie. VI: PCN, Multimedia, CDMA. 17. Multimedia Personal Communication Networks (PCN): System Design Issues; D. Raychaudhuri, N. Wilson. 18. Multiple Access Options for Multi-Media Wireless Systems; R. Wyrwas, Weimin Zhang, M.J. Miller, R. Anjaria. 19. Optimal Code Rates for CDMA Packet Communications with Convolutional Coding; B.D. Woerner. Index.
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