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Wireless Communications & Networking

Book Description

This book provides comprehensive coverage of mobile data networking and mobile communications under a single cover for diverse audiences including managers, practicing engineers, and students who need to understand this industry. In the last two decades, many books have been written on the subject of wireless communications and networking. However, mobile data networking and mobile communications were not fully addressed in a unified fashion. This book fills that gap in the literature and is written to provide essentials of wireless communications and wireless networking, including Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN), Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN), and Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWAN).

The first ten chapters of the book focus on the fundamentals that are required to study mobile data networking and mobile communications. Numerous solved examples have been included to show applications of theoretical concepts. In addition, unsolved problems are given at the end of each chapter for practice. (A solutions manual will be available.)

After introducing fundamental concepts, the book focuses on mobile networking aspects. Four chapters are devoted on the discussion of WPAN, WLAN, WWAN, and internetworking between WLAN and WWAN. Remaining seven chapters deal with other aspects of mobile communications such as mobility management, security, cellular network planning, and 4G systems.

A unique feature of this book that is missing in most of the available books on wireless communications and networking is a balance between the theoretical and practical concepts.

Moreover, this book can be used to teach a one/two semester course in mobile data networking and mobile communications to ECE and CS students.

*Details the essentials of Wireless Personal Area Networks(WPAN), Wireless Local Are Networks (WLAN), and Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWAN)
*Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage including the latest in standards and 4G technology
*Suitable for classroom use in senior/first year grad level courses. Solutions manual and other instructor support available

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Networking
  5. Copyright
  6. Dedication
  7. About the Author
  8. Preface
  9. Chapter 1: An Overview of Wireless Systems
  10. Chapter 2: Teletraffic Engineering
  11. Chapter 3: Radio Propagation and Propagation Path-Loss Models
  12. Chapter 4: An Overview of Digital Communication and Transmission
  13. Chapter 5: Fundamentals of Cellular Communications
  14. Chapter 6: Multiple Access Techniques
  15. Chapter 7: Architecture of a Wireless Wide-Area Network (WWAN)
  16. Chapter 8: Speech Coding and Channel Coding
  17. Chapter 9: Modulation Schemes
  18. Chapter 10: Antennas, Diversity, and Link Analysis
  19. Chapter 11: Spread Spectrum (SS) and CDMA Systems
  20. Chapter 12: Mobility Management in Wireless Networks
  21. Chapter 13: Security in Wireless Systems
  22. Chapter 14: Mobile Network and Transport Layer
  23. Chapter 15: Wide-Area Wireless Networks (WANs) — GSM Evolution
  24. Chapter 16: Wide-Area Wireless Networks — cdmaOne Evolution
  25. Chapter 17: Planning and Design of Wide-Area Wireless Networks
  26. Chapter 18: Wireless Application Protocol
  27. Chapter 19: Wireless Personal Area Network — Bluetooth
  28. Chapter 20: Wireless Personal Area Networks: Low Rate and High Rate
  29. Chapter 21: Wireless Local Area Networks
  30. Chapter 22: Interworking between Wireless Local Area Networks and 3G Wireless Wide Area Networks
  31. Chapter 23: Fourth Generation Systems and New Wireless Technologies
  32. Appendix A: Traffic Tables
  33. Appendix B: Path Loss over a Reflecting Surface
  34. Appendix C: Error Functions
  35. Appendix D: Spreading Codes Used in CDMA
  36. Appendix E: Power Units
  37. Acronyms
  38. Index
  39. Index