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OFDM Wireless LANs: A Theoretical and Practical Guide

Book Description

OFDM Wireless LANs: A Theoretical and Practical Guide explores OFDM WLAN basics, including components of OFDM and multi-carrier WLAN standards. This book also provides a practical approach to OFDM by including software and hardware examples and detailed implementation explanations. And it defines and explains the mathematical concepts behind OFDM necessary for successful OFDM WLAN implementations.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Preface
  3. About the Authors
  4. About the Technical Editors
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Tell Us What You Think!
  7. Background and WLAN Overview
    1. Review of Stochastic Processes and Random Variables
    2. Review of Discrete-Time Signal Processing
    3. Components of a Digital Communication System
    4. OFDM WLAN Overview
    5. Single Carrier Versus OFDM Comparison
    6. Bibliography
  8. Synchronization
    1. Timing Estimation
    2. Frequency Synchronization
    3. Channel Estimation
    4. Clear Channel Assessment
    5. Signal Quality
    6. Bibliography
  9. Modulation and Coding
    1. Modulation
    2. Interleaving
    3. Channel Codes
    4. Bibliography
  10. Antenna Diversity
    1. Background
    2. Receive Diversity
    3. Transmit Diversity
    4. Bibliography
  11. RF Distortion Analysis for OFDM WLAN
    1. Components of the Radio Frequency Subsystem
    2. Predistortion Techniques for Nonlinear Distortion Mitigation
    3. Effects of Amplifier Nonlinearities Without Amplitude Clipping
    4. Adaptive Predistortion Techniques
    5. Coding Techniques for Amplifier Nonlinear Distortion Mitigation
    6. Phase Noise
    7. IQ Imbalance
    8. Bibliography
  12. Medium Access Control (MAC) for IEEE 802.11 Networks
    1. MAC Overview
    2. MAC System Architecture
    3. MAC Frame Formats
    4. MAC Data Services
    5. MAC Management Services
    6. MAC Management Information Base
    7. Bibliography
  13. Medium Access Control (MAC) for HiperLAN/2 Networks
    1. Network Architecture
    2. DLC Functions
    3. MAC Overview
    4. Basic MAC Message Formats
    5. PDU Trains
    6. MAC Frame Structure
    7. Building a MAC Frame
    8. MAC Frame Processing
    9. Bibliography
  14. Rapid Prototyping for WLANs
    1. Introduction to Rapid Prototype Design
    2. Good Digital Design Practices
    3. Rapid Prototyping of a WLAN System
    4. Bibliography
  15. Index