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Wireless Networking

Over the past decade, the world has witnessed an explosion in the development and deployment of new wireless network technologies. From cellular mobile telephony to the ubiquitous “WiFi” networks in coffee-shops and airports, to the emerging WiMAX wireless broadband access networks, the menu of wireless access systems has become so comprehensive that wireline access to user devices may soon become a relic of the past. Wireless Networking serves as a one-stop view of cellular, WiFi, and WiMAX networks, as well as the emerging wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. Rather than provide descriptive accounts of these technologies and standards, the book emphasizes conceptual perspectives on the modeling, analysis, design and optimization of such networks. Furthermore, the authors present wireless networking within the unifying framework of resource allocation, using simple abstractions of the underlying physical wireless communication. In short, Wireless Networking is an in-depth, exhaustive, and invaluable asset to anyone working in this rapidly evolving field.

Practitioners and researchers working with or interested in wireless networks and applications. Job functions or titles include communication engineer, network architect, network designer, systems engineer, network operator, network engineer. Significant portion of audience also found among computer networking and engineering students in upper-division and grad level courses in wireless networking and communications.

Hardbound, 448 Pages

Published: March 2008

Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 978-0-12-374254-4


  • Ch 1: IntroductionCh 2: Wireless Communication: Concepts, Techniques, ModelsCh 3: Application Models and Performance IssuesCh 4: Cellular FDM-TDMACh 5: Cellular CDMACh 6: Cellular OFDMA-TDMACh 7: Random Access and Wireless LANsCh 8: Mesh Networks: Optimal Routing and SchedulingCh 9: Mesh Networks: Fundamental LimitsCh10: Ad Hoc Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)


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