Principles of Wireless Networks: A Unified Approach

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Prentice Hall PTR, 2002 - 584 pages
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A unified foundation for understanding and building any wireless network.
  • A true systems approach to wireless networking
  • Air interference design and network operation
  • Planning, mobility management, radio resources, power management, and security
  • 3G, WLANs, HIPERLAN, WATM, Bluetooth, WPAN, OFDM, UWB, wireless geolocation, and more

This is the first book to present a unified common foundation for understanding and building any contemporary wireless network, voice or data-- from PCS to wireless LANs, Bluetooth to IMT-2000 3G. Using extensive practical examples, Kaveh Pahlavan and Prashant Krishnamurthy present a true systems approach, illuminating the principles, commonalities, key differences, and specific implementation issues associated with virtually every leading wireless system. Coverage includes:

  • Air interference design: wireless medium characteristics, media access, and an exceptionally thorough discussion of physical layer issues
  • Wireless network operation: planning, mobility management, radio resources, power management, and security
  • Implementation of cellular telephone and mobile data networks based on CDMA, TDMA, and GSM
  • Key wideband local access technologies: IEEE 802.11 WLANs, HIPERLAN, and connection-based voice-oriented WATM
  • Emerging OFDM and Ultrawideband (UWB) technologies
  • Ad hoc networking, Bluetooth, and WPAN
  • Wireless geolocation and indoor positioning techniques and systems
  • The most detailed discussions of channel characteristics and deployment tools available in any book

Whether you're an electrical engineer, telecommunications/networkingspecialist, or software professional, "Principles of Wireless Networks" brings together the insights and techniques you need to begin building any wireless system.

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KAVEH PAHLAVAN is Professor of ECE and CS and Director of the Center for Wireless Information Network Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA and International Visiting Professor, University of Oulu, Finland. He has been a consultant to leading wireless organizations worldwide, including GTE Laboratories, JPL Laboratories, 3COM, Motorola, Honeywell, Nokia, and NTT; and serves as the member of the board of several companies. He has also been a Fellow of the IEEE, a Nokia Fellow, and the first Fulbright-Nokia Fellow.

PRASHANT KRISHNAMURTHY, Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science and Telecommunications at the University of Pittsburgh, has been involved in developing the wireless information systems track for the Master of Telecommunications curriculum in the Telecommunications Program there. He chairs the Pittsburgh Chapter of the IEEE Communications Society.

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