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Wireless Networking

Book Description

Over the past decade, the world has witnessed an explosion in the development and deployment of new wireless network technologies. From cellular mobile telephony to the ubiquitous “WiFi” networks in coffee-shops and airports, to the emerging WiMAX wireless broadband access networks, the menu of wireless access systems has become so comprehensive that wireline access to user devices may soon become a relic of the past. Wireless Networking serves as a one-stop view of cellular, WiFi, and WiMAX networks, as well as the emerging wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. Rather than provide descriptive accounts of these technologies and standards, the book emphasizes conceptual perspectives on the modeling, analysis, design and optimization of such networks. Furthermore, the authors present wireless networking within the unifying framework of resource allocation, using simple abstractions of the underlying physical wireless communication. In short, Wireless Networking is an in-depth, exhaustive, and invaluable asset to anyone working in this rapidly evolving field.
  • Goes beyond descriptive and qualitative treatments, by presenting the foundations underlying the various wireless networking technologies
  • Provides abstractions, models and analyses of established and emerging wireless networks, thereby supplying the reader with a conceptual and quantitative treatment, thus ensuring longevity of the learning from this material
  • Aids comprehension by including over 120 figures, four appendices on the mathematics of the various models, several inline exercises, and extensive problem sets at the end of each chapter

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Networking
  5. Copyright
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. 1.1 Networking as Resource Allocation
    2. 1.2 A Taxonomy of Current Practice
    3. 1.3 Technical Elements
    4. 1.4 Summary and Our Way Forward
  8. Chapter 2: Wireless Communication: Concepts, Techniques, Models
    1. Overview
    2. 2.1 Digital Communication over Radio Channels
    3. 2.2 Channel Capacity
    4. 2.3 Diversity and Parallel Channels: MIMO
    5. 2.4 Wideband Systems
    6. 2.5 Additional Reading
    7. Appendix
    8. Problems
  9. Chapter 3: Application Models and Performance Issues
    1. Overview
    2. 3.1 Network Architectures and Application Scenarios
    3. 3.2 Types of Traffic and QoS Requirements
    4. 3.3 Real-Time Stream Sessions: Delay Guarantees
    5. 3.4 Elastic Transfers: Feedback Control
    6. 3.5 Notes on the Literature
  10. Chapter 4: Cellular FDM-TDMA
    1. Overview
    2. 4.1 Principles of FDM-TDMA Cellular Systems
    3. 4.2 SIR Analysis: Keeping Cochannel Cells Apart
    4. 4.3 Channel Reuse Analysis: Hexagonal Cell Layout
    5. 4.4 Spectrum Efficiency
    6. 4.5 Channel Allocation and Multicell Erlang Models
    7. 4.6 Handovers: Techniques, Models, Analysis
    8. 4.7 The GSM System for Mobile Telephony
    9. 4.8 Notes on the Literature
    10. Problems
  11. Chapter 5: Cellular CDMA
    1. Overview
    2. 5.1 The Uplink SINR Inequalities
    3. 5.2 A Simple Case: One Call Class
    4. 5.3 Admission Control of Multiclass Calls
    5. 5.4 Association and Power Control for Guaranteed QoS Calls
    6. 5.5 Scheduling Elastic Transfers
    7. 5.6 CDMA-Based 2G and 3G Cellular Systems
    8. 5.7 Notes on the Literature
    9. 5.8 Appendix: Perron-Frobenius Theory
    10. Problems
  12. Chapter 6: Cellular OFDMA-TDMA
    1. Overview
    2. Problems
  13. Chapter 7: Random Access and Wireless LANs
    1. Overview
    2. 7.1 Preliminaries
    3. 7.2 Random Access: From Aloha to CSMA
    4. 7.3 CSMA/CA and WLAN Protocols
    5. 7.4 Saturation Throughput of a Colocated IEEE 802. 11-DCF Network
    6. 7.5 Service Differentiation and IEEE 802.11e WLANs
    7. 7.6 Data and Voice Sessions over 802.11
    8. 7.7 Association in IEEE 802.11 WLANs
    9. 7.8 Notes on the Literature
    10. Problems
  14. Chapter 8: Mesh Networks: Optimal Routing and Scheduling
    1. Overview
    2. 8.1 Network Topology and Link Activation Constraints
    3. 8.2 Link Scheduling and Schedulable Region
    4. 8.3 Routing and Scheduling a Given Flow Vector
    5. 8.4 Maximum Weight Scheduling
    6. 8.5 Routing and Scheduling for Elastic Traffic
    7. 8.6 Notes on the Literature
    8. Problems
  15. Chapter 9: Mesh Networks: Fundamental Limits
    1. Overview
    2. 9.1 Preliminaries
    3. 9.2 Connectivity in the Random Geometric Graph Model
    4. 9.3 Connectivity in the Interference Model
    5. 9.4 Capacity and Spatial Reuse Models
    6. 9.5 Transport Capacity of Arbitrary Networks
    7. 9.6 Transport Capacity of Randomly Deployed Networks
    8. 9.7 Notes on the Literature
    9. Problems
  16. Chapter 10: Ad Hoc Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)
    1. Overview
    2. 10.1 Communication Coverage
    3. 10.2 Sensing Coverage
    4. 10.3 Localization
    5. 10.4 Routing
    6. 10.5 Function Computation
    7. 10.6 Scheduling
    8. 10.7 Notes on the Literature
    9. Problems
  17. Appendices
    1. Appendix A: Notation and Terminology
    2. Appendix B: A Review of Some Mathematical Concepts
    3. Appendix C: Convex Optimization
    4. Appendix D: Discrete Event Random Processes
  18. Bibliography
  19. Index