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Guide to Wireless Communications

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9780619120009

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Pub. Date:
6/11/2002
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Summary

This comprehensive hands-on text explores the latest wireless technologies in the networking industry, including Bluetooth, SWAP, Wireless LANs, 802.11a and 802.11b, Cellular Telephone, Infrared lasers, Microwave, Spread spectrum, and Satellite. This comprehensive text also offers important historical coverage of wireless technology to show how we got where we are today and where we can expect to see wireless networks in the future.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
PART I --- HOW WIRELESS COMMUNICATION WORKS
Introduction to Wireless Communications
1(28)
How Wireless Technology Is Used
2(12)
SWAP
2(1)
Bluetooth
3(2)
Satellite
5(1)
2G Digital Cellular
6(2)
Wireless Local Area Network
8(2)
Fixed Broadband Wireless
10(1)
WAP
11(1)
The Wireless Landscape
12(2)
Wireless Applications
14(5)
Education
14(1)
Military
15(1)
Business
15(1)
Entertainment
15(1)
Travel
16(1)
Construction
16(1)
Warehouse Management
17(1)
Health Care
18(1)
Wireless Advantages and Disadvantages
19(4)
Advantages
19(2)
Disadvantages
21(2)
Chapter Summary
23(1)
Key Terms
23(2)
Review Questions
25(2)
Hands-on Projects
27(1)
Case Projects
27(1)
Optional Teams Case Project
28(1)
How Wireless Works
29(38)
How Data Is Represented
30(2)
Wireless Signals
32(7)
Infrared Light
33(5)
Radio Waves
38(1)
How Radio Data Is Transmitted
39(20)
Analog and Digital
39(2)
Frequency
41(3)
Transmission Speed
44(2)
Analog Modulation
46(4)
Digital Modulation
50(3)
Spread Spectrum
53(6)
Chapter Summary
59(1)
Key Terms
60(2)
Review Questions
62(2)
Hands-on Projects
64(1)
Case Project
65(1)
Optional Team Case Project
65(2)
Understanding Radio Frequency Communications
67(40)
Components of a Radio System
68(7)
Filter
68(2)
Mixer
70(1)
Amplifier
71(1)
Antenna
72(3)
Design of a Radio System
75(13)
Multiple Access
75(4)
Transmission Direction
79(3)
Switching
82(3)
Signal Strength
85(3)
Understanding Standards
88(7)
The Need for Standards
89(1)
Advantages and Disadvantages of Standards
89(2)
Types of Standards
91(1)
Telecommunications Standards Organizations
92(2)
Regulatory Agencies
94(1)
Radio Frequency Spectrum
95(3)
Chapter Summary
98(1)
Key Terms
99(3)
Review Questions
102(1)
Hands-on Projects
103(1)
Case Projects
104(1)
Optional Team Case Project
105(2)
PART II --- PERSONAL AREA NETWORKS
Infrared
107(32)
Communications Models and Standards
108(4)
Communications Model: OSI
108(2)
Communications Standards: IEEE 802
110(2)
Network Protocol Stacks
112(1)
Infrared WLANs
112(14)
Characteristics
113(1)
IEEE 802.11 Infrared WLANs
114(2)
IrDA
116(1)
Overview
116(1)
Multiple Infrared Connections
117(2)
IrDA Protocol Stack
119(5)
Other Considerations
124(2)
Chapter Summary
126(1)
Key Terms
127(2)
Review Questions
129(1)
Hands-on Projects
130(7)
Case Projects
137(1)
Optional Team Case Project
138(1)
Bluetooth
139(42)
What Is Bluetooth?
140(4)
How Bluetooth Is Used
140(1)
Bluetooth vs. IrDA
141(2)
Bluetooth SIG
143(1)
How Bluetooth Works
144(18)
Protocol Stack
144(1)
RF Layer
144(5)
Baseband Layer
149(9)
Link Manager Protocol (LMP) Layer
158(4)
Other Layers and Functions
162(1)
Bluetooth Issues
162(2)
Cost
162(1)
Limited Support
163(1)
Protocol Limitations
163(1)
Market Position
163(1)
Spectrum Conflict
164(1)
Chapter Summary
164(2)
Key Terms
166(1)
Review Questions
167(2)
Hands-on Projects
169(10)
Case Project
179(1)
Optional Team Case Project
179(2)
PART III --- LOCAL AREA NETWORKS
Low-Speed Wireless Local Area Networks
181(52)
WLAN Applications
182(2)
How WLANs Operate
184(8)
Components
184(6)
Modes
190(2)
HomeRF
192(1)
IEEE 802.11
193(1)
IEEE 802.11b
193(18)
Physical Layer
194(3)
Medium Access Control Layer
197(14)
Chapter Summary
211(2)
Key Terms
213(3)
Review Questions
216(2)
Hands-on Projects
218(13)
Case Project
231(1)
Optional Team Case Project
231(2)
High-Speed WLANs and WLAN Security
233(34)
IEEE 802.11a
234(12)
U-NII Frequency Band
234(2)
Channel Allocation
236(2)
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
238(5)
Error Correction
243(1)
802.11a Physical Layer
244(2)
IEEE 802.11g
246(1)
HiperLAN/2
246(2)
Physical Layer
247(1)
Data Link Layer
247(1)
Convergence Layer
248(1)
Summary: High- and Low-Speed WLANs
248(3)
802.11 Security
251(6)
Basic Security
251(3)
Enhanced Security
254(3)
Chapter Summary
257(2)
Key Terms
259(2)
Review Questions
261(1)
Hands-on Projects
262(4)
Case Projects
266(1)
Optional Team Case Project
266(1)
PART IV - WIDE AREA NETWORKS AND WIRELESS IN BUSINESS
Digital Cellular Telephony
267(26)
Applications
268(1)
How Cellular Telephony Works
269(4)
Digital Cellular Technology
273(6)
First Generation
273(2)
Second Generation
275(2)
2.5 Generation
277(1)
Third Generation
278(1)
Client Software
279(5)
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
279(3)
i-Mode
282(1)
Java
283(1)
Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW)
284(1)
Digital Cellular Issues and Outlook
284(2)
Competing Technologies
284(1)
Limited Spectrum
285(1)
Costs
285(1)
Other Wireless Options
285(1)
Chapter Summary
286(2)
Key Terms
288(1)
Review Questions
289(2)
Hands-on Projects
291(1)
Case Projects
292(1)
Optional Team Case Project
292(1)
Fixed Wireless
293(36)
What is Fixed Wireless?
294(4)
Last Mile Wired Connections
294(1)
Last Mile Wireless Connections
295(3)
Land-Based Fixed Baseband Wireless
298(4)
Remote Wireless Bridge
298(4)
Land-Based Fixed Broadband Wireless
302(15)
Free Space Optics
302(4)
Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS)
306(8)
Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS)
314(3)
Satellite Fixed Broadband Wireless
317(7)
Low Earth Orbiting (LEO)
318(2)
Medium Earth Orbiting (MEO)
320(1)
Geosynchronous Earth Orbiting (GEO)
321(3)
Key Terms
324(1)
Review Questions
325(2)
Hands-on Projects
327(1)
Case Projects
327(1)
Optional Team Case Project
328(1)
Wireless Communications in Business
329(20)
Advantages of Wireless Technology for Business
330(2)
Universal Access to Corporate Data
330(1)
Increased Productivity
330(1)
Increased Access to the Customer's Own Data
331(1)
Data Availability 24/7
331(1)
Improved IT Support
332(1)
Challenges of Using Wireless Technology
332(2)
New Technology
332(1)
Competing Technologies
332(1)
Data Security and Privacy
333(1)
User Reluctance
333(1)
Shortage of Qualified Staff
333(1)
Building a Wireless Infrastructure
334(6)
Evaluate Needs
334(4)
Develop a Plan
338(1)
Request for Proposal
339(1)
Perform a Limited Trial
340(1)
Begin Training
341(1)
Rollout to All Users
341(1)
Provide Support
342(1)
Chapter Summary
343(2)
Key Terms
345(1)
Review Questions
345(2)
Hands-on Projects
347(1)
Case Projects
347(2)
APPENDIX A History of Wireless Communications 349(16)
Early Developments
350(1)
Radio
351(2)
Television
353(2)
Radar
355(3)
Satellites
358(2)
Cellular Telephones
360(5)
APPENDIX B Technical Summaries 365(10)
General Information
365(6)
Radio Frequencies
371(1)
Personal Area Network Information
372(1)
Local Area Network Information
372(1)
Wide Area Network Information
373(2)
Glossary 375(8)
Index 383


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