Wireless Communications and Networks

Wireless Communications and Networks

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For courses in wireless networking, wireless communications, wireless data communications or wireless technology in departments of Computer Science, Engineering, IT, and Continuing Education.

The rapid growth of mobile telephone use, various satellite services, and the wireless Internet are generating tremendous changes in telecommunications and networking. Appropriate for students with little or no background in data communications, Wireless Communications and Networks covers the key topics in the field of wireless networking. The author discusses technology and architecture, network types, design approaches and applications for many key wireless technologies and includes significant coverage of topics-such as satellite communications, fixed wireless access, Mobile IP and Wireless Application Protocol, and wireless LANs-that other books neglect.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 596 pages
  • 186.9 x 240.8 x 26.7mm | 1,056.88g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130408646
  • 9780130408648

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Recommended Reading/Websites and Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems.)

1. Introduction.

Wireless Comes of Age. The Cellular Revolution. The Global Cellular Network. Broadband. The Trouble with Wireless. Outline of the Book. Internet and Web Resources.


2. Transmission Fundamentals.

Signals for Conveying Information. Analog and Digital Data Transmission. Channel Capacity. Transmission Media. Multiplexing.

3. Communication Networks.

LANs, MANs, and WANs. Switching Techniques. Circuit-Switching. Packet-Switching. Asynchronous Transfer Mode.

4. Protocols and the TCP/IP Suite.

The Need for a Protocol Architecture. The TCP/IP Protocol Architecture. The OSI Protocol Architecture. Internetworking.


5. Antennas and Propagation.

Antennas. Propagation Modes. Line-of-Sight Transmission. Fading in the Mobile Environment.

6. Signal Encoding Techniques.

Signal Encoding Criteria. Digital Data, Analog Signals. Analog Data, Analog Signals. Analog Data, Digital Signals.

7. Spread Spectrum.

The Concept of Spread Spectrum. Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum. Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum. Code-Division Multiple Access. Generation of Spreading Sequences.

8. Coding and Error Control.

Error Detection. Block Error Correction Codes. Convolutional Codes. Automatic Repeat Request.


9. Satellite Communications.

Satellite Parameters and Configurations. Capacity Allocation-Frequency Division. Capacity Allocation-Time Division.

10. Cellular Wireless Networks.

Principles of Cellular Networks. First Generation Analog. Second Generation TDMA. Second Generation CDMA. Third Generation Systems.

11. Cordless Systems and Wireless Local Loop.

Cordless Systems. Wireless Local Loop. IEEE 802.16 Fixed Broadband Wireless Access Standard.

12. Mobile IP and Wireless Access Protocol.

Mobile IP. Wireless Application Protocol.


13. Wireless LAN Technology.

Overview. Infrared LANs. Spread Spectrum LANs. Narrowband Microwave LANs.

14. IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Standard.

IEEE 802 Protocol Architecture. IEEE 802.11 Architecture and Services. IEEE 802.11 Medium Access Control. IEEE 802.11 Physical Layer.

15. Bluetooth.

Overview. Radio Specifications. Baseband Specification. Link Manager Specification. Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol.


Appendix A: Standards and Standard-Setting Organizations.

The Importance of Standards. Standards and Regulation. The International Telecommunications Union. Internet Standards and the Internet Society. IEEE 802 Standards.

Appendix B: Traffic Analysis.

Basic Traffic Concepts. Multiserver Models. Recommending Reading.

Appendix C: Fourier Analysis.

Fourier Series Representation of Periodic Signals. Fourier Transform Representation of Aperiodic Signals. Recommended Reading.

Appendix D: Data Link Control Protocols.

High-Level Data Link Control.

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About William Stallings

William Stallings has made unique contributions to understanding the broad sweep of technical progress in networking and computer architecture. He has authored 41 books on these topics, including Data and Computer Communications, Sixth Edition (Prentice Hall), the standard in the field. In a career spanning more than two decades, he has been a technical contributor, technical manager, and executive; and currently, an independent consultant working with leading manufacturers, customers, software developers, and research institutions worldwide.
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