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Wireless Networking : A Look at the Past, Present, and Future of the Wireless Internet,9781118122389
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Wireless Networking : A Look at the Past, Present, and Future of the Wireless Internet

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Most wireless networking books do not explain how to tackle practical internetworking challenges. This book addresses the gap in the field, providing practicing engineers with a comprehensive problem-solving guide to all existing and emerging wireless technologies with global wired networking potential. Written by John Hopkins University Wireless Network instructors, the book describes how each wireless technology is used, what problems it was designed to solve, how it relates to other technologies, how to solve Internet-related internetworking problems, as well as deployment and standardization trends.

Author Biography

JACK L. BURBANK is a Principal Professional Staff in the Communications and Network Technologies group at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He is an Associate Technical Editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine.

JULIA ANDRUSENKO is a communications engineer at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

JARED S. EVERETT is an electrical and computer engineer and a member of both the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Information Theory Society.

WILLIAM T. M. KASCH is a member of the Senior Professional Staff at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. His interests include IEEE/IETF standards and wireless network design.

Table of Contents



About the Authors

1 Introduction

1.1 Data Networks vs. Cellular Networks

1.2 The History of the Wireless Internet

1.3 The Difference between Wireless and Wired

1.4 The Wireless Internet ? Different Models

1.5 A Review of Layered Communications Models

1.6 Wireless Data Networking Technologies ? At a Glance

1.7 Cellular Networking Technologies ? At a Glance

2 The Wireless Ecosystem

2.1 Wireless Standardization Process

2.2 IEEE

2.3 IETF

2.4 3GPP

2.5 3GPP2

2.6 International Telecommunications Union

2.7 WiFi Alliance

2.8 WiMAX Forum

2.9 Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG)

2.10 Summary of the Wireless Eco-System

3 Wireless Personal Area Networks

3.1 Bluetooth

3.2 ZigBee

3.3 Ultra Wideband

4 Wireless Local Area Networks

4.1 The Original 802.11 Specification

4.2 IEEE 802.11b

4.3 IEEE 802.11a

4.4 IEEE 802.11g

4.5 IEEE 802.11e

4.6 IEEE 802.11n

4.7 IEEE 802.11 Security Models

4.8 Other WLAN Technologies

4.9 Performance of IEEE 802.11 WLAN Technologies

4.10 The future Direction of IEEE 802.11

4.11 Additional Reading and Online Resources

5 Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks

5.1 Fixed WiMAX Technology Overview

5.2 Usage 

5.3 Evolution

5.4 WiMAX Transition to Cellular Technology

5.5 Recommended Additional Reading

6 Second Generation (2G) Cellular Networks

6.1 Historical Perspectives

6.2 Overview of 2G Technologies

6.3 2G Deployments

6.4 Chapter Overview

6.5 An Introduction to GSM

6.6 GSM Technology Overview

6.7 GSM Physical Layer

6.8 GSM Signaling at the Air Interface

6.9 GPRS Overview

6.10 GSM Security Aspects

6.11 EDGE Enhancements 

6.12 GSM Evolution

6.13 GSM Usage

6.14 Further GSM Reading

7 Third Generation (3G) Cellular Communications

7.1 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System / Wideband CDMA

7.2 Mobile WiMAX

7.3 CDMA2000

8 Fourth Generation (4G) Cellular Communications

8.1 Long Term Evolution

8.2 LTE-Advanced

8.3 IEEE 802.16m

9 Mobile Internetworking

9.1 What is meant by Mobile Internetworking

9.2 Network Layer Considerations 

9.3 Transport Layer Considerations

10 Key Wireless Technology Trends ? A Look at the Future

10.1 MIMO

10.2 Multi-Carrier Modulation

10.3 Cognitive Radio

10.4 Cross-Layer Radio

10.5 Network Coding

11 Building the Wireless Internet Putting it all Together

11.1 Dimensions of Performance

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