Wireless Networking Understanding Internetworking Challenges

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-07-11
  • Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

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This book focuses on providing a detailed and practical explanation of key existing and emerging wireless networking technologies and trends,while minimizing the amount of theoretical background information. The book also goes beyond simply presenting what the technology is, but also examines why the technology is the way it is, the history of its development, standardization, and deployment. The book also describes how each technology is used, what problems it was designed to solve, what problems it was not designed to solve., how it relates to other technologies in the marketplace, and internetworking challenges faced withing the context of the Internet, as well as providing deployment trends and standardization trends. Finally, this book decomposes evolving wireless technologies to identify key technical and usage trends in order to discuss the likely characteristics of future wireless networks.

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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