Wireless Network Evolution

Wireless Network Evolution : 2G to 3G

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For upper level undergraduate and graduate level Electrical, Telecommunications, and Computer Engineering courses that cover wireless network technology and its applications. The book is also essential as a reference by practicing telecommunication engineers involved in the design of cellular/PCS systems, as well as by telecommunication managers responsible for 3G systems, from the United States and Europe to developing countries.

The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic theory and fundamental technology behind wireless networks as well as the practical applications of that technology in real-world wireless networks.
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  • Paperback | 800 pages
  • 177.8 x 241.3 x 45.72mm | 1,270.05g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • w. figs.
  • 0130280771
  • 9780130280770

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3G networks: architecture, planning, migration, management, and optimization.

Network architectures, planning, management, and optimization 3G air interfaces: UTRA/W-CDMA and cdma2000 3G data services: UTRA/W-CDMA, cdma2000, GPRS, and EDGE Evolutionary paths for 2G networks WLL, WAP, and more

New 3G systems will trigger an explosion in wireless Internet and data applications by delivering far higher data rates than have ever been possible in wireless systems before. In Wireless Network Evolution: 2G to 3G, renowned wireless expert Vijay K. Garg covers key 3G standard and every technical issue associated with planning, management, and optimization of 3G systems. Garg reviews the fundamental principles underlying existing 2G systems, then offers specific, practical guidance on migration to 3G. Coverage includes:

3G standards activities 3G European and North American systems 3G data services for UTRA/W-CDMA, cdma2000, GPRS, and EDGE networks Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and 3G systems Major 3G enhancements for WLL applications New RF optimization techniques for 3G systems

Wireless Network Evolution: 2G to 3G will be an invaluable resource for every practicing telecommunications engineer and technical decision maker involved in 3G planning, deployment, or management.
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Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter begins with an Introduction and concludes with a Summary and References.)I. FUNDAMENTALS OF CDMA AND ITS APPLICATIONS TO 2G SYSTEMS.

1. An Overview of Second- and Third-Generation (3G) Air Interfaces.

PCS Standardization Activities in North America. Major Attributes of CDMA Systems. Market Trends of Digital Wireless Technologies. Third-Generation (3G) Systems.

2. Propagation and Path Loss Models.

Free-Space Attenuation. Attenuation over Reflecting Surfaces. Effect of the Earth's Curvature. Signal Fading Statistics. Empirical Models for Path Loss. Frequency Diversity and Wideband Signals. Link Budget and Cell Coverage. Problems.

3. Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum (DSSS) and TIA IS-95 CDMA.

The Concept of a Spread-Spectrum System. Requirements of Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum. Coherent Binary Phase-Shift Keying DSSS. Quadrature Phase-Shift Keying DSSS. Spreading Codes. Multipath Signal Propagation and the RAKE Receiver. Resolution of Multipath. Frame Quality and Bit Error Rate (BER) Requirements. Critical Challenges of CDMA. TIA IS-95 CDMA System. Problems.

4. Speech and Channel Coding, Spreading Codes, and Modulation.

Speech Coding. Speech Codecs in European Systems. QCELP Speech Codec. Enhanced Variable-Rate Codec (EVRC). Channel Coding. Spreading Codes. Modulation. Problems.

5. Physical and Logical Channels of IS-95.

Physical Channels. Modulation. Bit Repetition. Block Interleaving. Channel Coding. Logical Channels.

6. CDMA IS-95 Call Processing.

CDMA Call Processing State. CDMA Registration. Authentication.

7. Diversity, Combining, and Antennas.

Diversity Reception. Types of Diversity. Basic Combining Methods. BPSK Modulation and Diversity. Examples of Base Station and Mobile Antennas. Problems.

8. Soft Handoff and Power Control in CDMA.

Types of Handoff. Pilot Sets. Search Windows. Handoff Parameters. Handoff Messages. Handoff Procedures. Setup and End of Soft Handoff. Pilot Set Maintenance. Needs for Power Control. Reverse Link Power Control. Forward Link Power Control. Problems.

9. Access and Paging Channel Capacity.

Hash Function. IS-95 Random Number Generator. Access Channel Capacity. Paging Channel Capacity. Problems.

10. Reverse (Up) and Forward (Down) Link Capacity of a CDMA System.

Reuse Parameters in CDMA. Multicell Network. Intercell Interference. Reverse Link Capacity in Single-Cell and Multicell Systems. Reverse Link Capacity. Cell Loading. Cell Radius. Erlang Capacity of a Single Cell. Forward Link Capacity. CDMA Cell Size. Forward and Reverse Link Balance. Forward Link Budget. Problems.


11. Third-Generation Standards Activities.

IMT-2000. Technical Requirements and Radio Environments for IMT-2000. International Standardization Activities. International Frequency Allocation. International Research Activities. Global Partnership Projects. Harmonization/Consensus Building. Harmonized G3G System. Harmonized Phased Approach. Core and Access Network. IMT-2000 Family of Systems. Core Network to Core Network Interface (NNI). Evolution of 2G Systems for Higher Data Rate.

12. Evolution of TDMA-Based 2G Systems to 3G Systems.

IS-136+. GSM Evolution for Data. Upgrade to UMTS (W-CDMA) in the Core GSM.

13. cdma2000 System.

cdma2000 Layering Structure. cdma2000 Channels. Logical Channels Used by PLICF. Physical Layer. Forward Link Physical Channels. Forward Link Features. Reverse Physical Channels. cdma2000 Media Access Control and LAC Sublayer. Data Services in cdma2000. Mapping of Logical Channels to Physical Channels. Evolution of cdmaOne (IS-95) to cdma2000. Major Technical Differences Between cdma2000 and W-CDMA.

14. Third-Generation European Standards.

Third-Generation European Systems. FMA1. FMA2 (W-CDMA). Physical Layer. Logical Channels. Mapping Between Logical and Transport Channels. Mapping of Transport Channels onto Physical Channels. Channelization Codes. Scrambling Codes. Spreading/Modulation. MAC and RLC Protocols. Transport Channels. Rate Matching. Uplink and Downlink Multiplexing. Frame Controller Header. Power Control. UTRAN Procedures. Packet Mode Operation. UMTS Network Reference Architecture. UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network Overview. UMTS Core Network Architecture. Adaptive Multirate (AMR) Codec for UMTS. UMTS Bearer Service. QoS Management. Quality of Service in UMTS.

15. Wireless Data in CDMA.

Data Communication Services. OSI Upper Layers. Transmission Control Protocol. User Datagram Protocol. Network Layer on the Internet. Internet Reference Model. TCP/IP Suite. cdmaOne Data Rate. Network Reference Model. Protocol Options. Packet Data Protocol States. Packet Mode Data Service Features. G1X Data Services. Wireless Application Protocol.


16. Wireless Local Loop.

User Requirements for a WLL System. WLL Systems. WLL Architecture. Capacity of a CDMA WLL. W-CDMA WLL. Airloop WLL System.

17. Wireless Application Protocol, Bluetooth, and Wireless Local Area Network.

Wireless Application Protocol. Goals of WAP. WAP Programming Model. WAP Architecture. Bluetooth. Definitions of the Terms used in Bluetooth. Bluetooth Protocol Stack. Bluetooth Link Types. Bluetooth Security. Network Connection Establishment in Bluetooth. Error Correction in Bluetooth. Network Topology in Bluetooth. Bluetooth Usage Models. WAP and Bluetooth. Applications of WAP. Wireless Local Area Network. WLAN Equipment. WLAN Topologies. WLAN Technologies. High-Rate WLAN Standard. Other WLAN Standards.

18. Planning of a CDMA System.

Planning of a CDMA Network. CDMA Uplink and Downlink Load Factors. Multiuser Detection. Radio Link Budgets and Coverage Efficiency of CDMA. Cell Coverage for Cellular and PCS CDMA. PN Offset Planning for CDMA. Search Windows. Problems.

19. CDMA RF Optimization.

Cluster Testing. Systemwide Optimization Testing. CDMA System Parameters. Selection of Drive Routes. Simulation of Traffic Loading. Power Allocation. Nominal Parameter Settings. Optional Preliminary Tests. Guide to Cell Site Engineering. CDMA Network Performance. Causes of Poor CDMA System Performance. RF Optimization Tools. Single-Carrier Optimization.

20. Network and Services Management.

Traditional Approaches to Network Management. Platform-Centered Management. SNMP and CMIP. Telecommunications Management Network. Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA). Management Requirements for Wireless Networks. Operations, Administration Maintenance, and Planning Strategy in 3G Systems. Third-Generation Partnership Project. Characteristics of 3G Network and Service Management.

Appendix A: Traffic Tables.
Appendix B: List of Acronyms.
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About Vijay K. Garg

VIJAY K. GARG had been with Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories since 1985, where he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff. He is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago. His books include IS-95 CDMA and cdma2000, Principles and Applications of GSM, Applications of Code Division Multiple Access in Wireless Personal Communications, and Wireless and Personal Communications Systems.
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