Wireless Communications & Networking


  • Vijay Garg, Professor, ECE, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

This book provides comprehensive coverage of mobile data networking and mobile communications under a single cover for diverse audiences including managers, practicing engineers, and students who need to understand this industry. In the last two decades, many books have been written on the subject of wireless communications and networking. However, mobile data networking and mobile communications were not fully addressed in a unified fashion. This book fills that gap in the literature and is written to provide essentials of wireless communications and wireless networking, including Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN), Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN), and Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWAN). The first ten chapters of the book focus on the fundamentals that are required to study mobile data networking and mobile communications. Numerous solved examples have been included to show applications of theoretical concepts. In addition, unsolved problems are given at the end of each chapter for practice. (A solutions manual will be available.)After introducing fundamental concepts, the book focuses on mobile networking aspects. Four chapters are devoted on the discussion of WPAN, WLAN, WWAN, and internetworking between WLAN and WWAN. Remaining seven chapters deal with other aspects of mobile communications such as mobility management, security, cellular network planning, and 4G systems.A unique feature of this book that is missing in most of the available books on wireless communications and networking is a balance between the theoretical and practical concepts. Moreover, this book can be used to teach a one/two semester course in mobile data networking and mobile communications to ECE and CS students.
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Communication and network engineering professionals who need to use wireless technology, as well as senior/first-year graduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Computer Science (CS).


Book information

  • Published: June 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-373580-5

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Overview of Wireless SystemsChapter 2: Teletraffic EngineeringChapter 3: Radio Propagation and Propagation Path-Loss ModelsChapter 4: An Overview of Digital Communication and TransmissionChapter 5: Fundamentals of Cellular CommunicationsChapter 6: Multiple Access TechniquesChapter 7: Architecture of a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)Chapter 8: Speech Coding and Channel CodingChapter 9: Modulation SchemesChapter 10: Antennas, Diversity, and Link AnalysisChapter 11: Spread-Spectrum (SS) and CDMA SystemsChapter 12: Mobility Management in Wireless NetworksChapter 13: Security in Wireless SystemsChapter 14: Mobile Network and Transport LayerChapter 15: Wide Area Wireless Networks (WWANs) – GSM EvolutionChapter 16: Wide Area Wireless Networks (WWANs) – cdmaOne EvolutionChapter 17: Planning and Design of Wide Area Wireless NetworksChapter 18: Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)Chapter 19: Wireless Personal Area Network – BluetoothChapter 20: Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN): Low Rate (LR) and High Rate (HR)Chapter 21: Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs)Chapter 22: Internetworking between Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) and 3G Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWAN)Chapter 23: Fourth Generation (4G) Systems and New Wireless TechnologiesAppendix A: Traffic TablesAppendix B: Path LossAppendix C: Error FunctionsAppendix D: Spreading Codes Used in CDMAAppendix E: Power UnitsAppendix F: Acronyms