Wireless Networking: Know It All

1st Edition

Editors:

  • Praphul Chandra
  • Daniel Dobkin
  • Dan Bensky
  • Ron Olexa
  • David Lide
  • Farid Dowla
  • Description

    The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer's first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf!

    Wireless Networking: Know It All delivers readers from the basics of a wireless system such as antennas and transmitters to current hot topic wireless systems and technologies. The backbone to technologies and applications such as mobile, untethered Internet access, Internet telephony, and high quality multimedia content via the Web is completely covered in this reference.

    Chapter 1. Basics of Wireless Communications
    Chapter 2. Basics of Wireless Local Area Networks
    Chapter 3. Radio Transmitters and Receivers
    Chapter 4. Radio Propagation
    Chapter 5. Antennas and Transmission Lines
    Chapter 6. Communication Protocols and Modulation
    Chapter 7. High-Speed Wireless Data: System Types, Standards-Based and Proprietary Solutions
    Chapter 8. Propagation Modeling and Measuring
    Chapter 9. Indoor Networks
    Chapter 10. Security in Wireless Local Area Networks
    Chapter 11. Voice Over Wi-Fi and Other Wireless Technologies
    Chapter 12. Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
    Chapter 13. Wireless Sensor Networks
    Chapter 14. Reliable Wireless Networks for Industrial Applications
    Chapter 15. Applications and Technologies
    Chapter 16. System Planning

    Key Features

    *A comprehensive overview from best-selling authors including Daniel Dobkin, Ron Olexa, and Alan Bensky *Explains the theory, concepts, design, and implementation of 802.11, 802.16, and 802.20 wireless networks – the three most popular types *Includes discussion of indoor networks, signal propagation, network security, and other topics essential for designing robust, secure wireless networks

    Readership

    Communications engineers; designers, project managers

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Basics of Wireless Communications Chapter 2. Basics of Wireless Local Area Networks Chapter 3. Radio Transmitters and Receivers Chapter 4. Radio Propagation Chapter 5. Antennas and Transmission Lines Chapter 6. Communication Protocols and Modulation Chapter 7. High-Speed Wireless Data: System Types, Standards-Based and Proprietary Solutions Chapter 8. Propagation Modeling and Measuring Chapter 9. Indoor Networks Chapter 10. Security in Wireless Local Area Networks Chapter 11. Voice Over Wi-Fi and Other Wireless Technologies Chapter 12. Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Chapter 13. Wireless Sensor Networks Chapter 14. Reliable Wireless Networks for Industrial Applications Chapter 15. Applications and Technologies Chapter 16. System Planning

    Details

    No. of pages:
    576
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2008
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Newnes
    Print ISBN:
    9780750685825
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780080552019

    About the editors

    Daniel Dobkin

    Daniel Dobkin has been involved in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of communications devices, components, and systems for over 28 years. He holds a BS from the California Institute of Technology, and MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University, all in Applied Physics. He is the author of three books and 30 technical publications, and holds 7 US patents as inventor or co-inventor. He has given numerous talks and classes on radio-frequency identification in the US and Asia. He specializes in physical-layer issues: radios and signal generation, antennas, and signal propagation.

    Dan Bensky

    Alan Bensky, MScEE, an electronics engineering consultant with over 25 years of experience in analog and digital design, management, and marketing. Specializing in wireless circuits and systems, Bensky has carried out projects for varied military and consumer applications. He is the author of Short-range Wireless Communication, Second Edition, published by Elsevier, 2004, and has written several articles in international and local publications. He has taught courses and gives lectures on radio engineering topics. Bensky is a senior member of IEEE.

    David Lide

    David A. Lide currently is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Texas Instruments and has worked on various aspects of Voice over IP for the past nine years. Prior to that, he has worked on Cable Modem design and on weather satellite ground systems. He lives with his family in Rockville, Maryland.

    Farid Dowla

    Farid Dowla received his BS, MS, and PhD in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shortly after receiving his doctorate in 1985. His research interests include adaptive filters, signal processing, wireless communication systems, and RF/mobile communication. He currently directs a research team focused on ultra-widebandRFradar and communication systems. Dowla is also an adjunct associate professor of electrical engineering at the University of California at Davis. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and Sigma Xi. He holds three patents in signal processing area, has authored a book on neural networks for the U.S. Department of Defense, and has edited a book on geophysical signal processing. He contributes to numerous IEEE and professional journals and is a frequent seminar participant at professional conferences.