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Wireless is a term used to describe telecommunications in whichelectromagnetic waves (rather than some form of
wire) carry the signal over part or all of the communication pathand the network is the totality of switches, transmission links andterminals used for the generation, handling and receiving oftelecoms traffic.
Wireless networks are rapidly evolving, and are playing anincreasing role in the lives of people throughout the world andever-larger numbers of people are relying on the technologydirectly or indirectly.
The area of wireless communications is an extremely rich field forresearch, due to the difficulties posed by the wireless medium andthe increasing demand for better and cheaper services. As thewireless market evolves, it is likely to increase in size andpossibly integrate with other wireless technologies, in order tooffer support for mobile computing applications, of perceivedperformance equal to those of wired communication networks.
Wireless Networks aims to provide an excellent introductory textcovering the wireless technological alternatives offered today. Itwill include old analog cellular systems, current second generation(2G) systems architectures supporting voice and data transfer andalso the upcoming world of third generation mobile networks.Moreover, the book features modern wireless technology topics, suchas Wireless Local Loops (WLL), Wireless LANs, Wireless ATM andPersonal Area Networks (such as Bluetooth).
* Provides an easy to use reference which presents a clear set oftechnologies per chapter
* Features modern wireless technology topics, such as WirelessLocal Loops (WLL), Wireless LANs, Wireless ATM, Personal AreaNetworks (such as Bluetooth) and Ad-hoc wireless networks
* Progresses through the developments of first, second, third,fourth generation cellular systems and beyond
* Includes helpful simulation examples and examples of algorithmsand systems
Essential reading for Senior undergraduate and graduate studentsstudying computer science, telecommunications and engineering,engineers and researchers in the field of wireless communicationsand technical managers and consultants.
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The field of wireless networks has witnessed tremendous growth inrecent years causing it to become one of the fastest growingsegments of the telecommunications industry. As wireless networksevolve with increasing size and profitability, they will be able tointegrate with other wireless technologies enabling them to supportmobile computing applications and perform as efficiently as wirednetworks. Due to the difficulties posed by the wireless medium andthe increasing demand for better and cheaper services, the area ofwireless networks is also an extremely rich field for research.Wireless Networks provides in-depth coverage of the wide range ofwireless technological alternatives offered today.
* Introduces the fundamental topics involved with wireless systemssuch as the electromagnetic spectrum physics of propagation,modulation multiple access and performance enhancement techniques,and cellular and ad-hoc concepts
* Presents old analog cellular systems (First Generation, 1G),current Second Generation (2G) systems architectures supportingvoice and data transfer and discusses the fast evolving world ofThird Generation (3G) mobile networks
* Provides a vision of 4G and beyond mobile and wirelesssystems
* Describes satellite-based systems, fixed wireless systems,Wireless LANs, wireless ATM and ad-hoc systems, Personal AreaNetworks (PANs) and security issues in wireless networks
* Features a chapter on the simulation of wireless networks
This volume provides engineers, researchers, postgraduates andsenior undergraduate students with an accessible self-containedreference to all of the key areas of wireless networks.
"...covers a broad spectrum of both traditional and contemporary wireless technologies...well-written...well organized...should be a useful reference for any wireless practitioner or researcher." (IEEE Distributed Systems Online, May 2004)
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