Wireless Networks

Wireless Networks

From the Physical Layer to Communication, Computing, Sensing and Control

1st Edition - April 28, 2006

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  • Editors: Giorgio Franceschetti, Sabatino Stornelli
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080481791
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123694263

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Awarded by the International Calabria's Prize!This multidisciplinary volume originates from lectures presented at a short course on wireless communications in Capri, Italy. This globally attended conference has produced an exceptional book written by pioneers in the field. Lecturers at Capri included pillars in the fields of electromagnetics, communications, information technology and mathematics. As communications technology becomes increasingly wireless, an interdisciplinary viewpoint is necessary for professionals to correct problems and avoid others before they occur.Wireless Networks covers critical technology within WLAN, ad hoc networks, data distribution, TV, radio, and personal mobile devices. As networks become wireless, engineers face increased difficulty securing its malleable boundaries. This book discusses security solutions such as sensor technology that prevent unwanted intrusion. Connectivity is also addressed, featuring chapters on antennas, bandwidth and frequencies. Editors Franceschetti and Stornelli have done a great service to the wireless communications community in creating a compendium that delivers this spectrum of essential information in one reference.

Key Features

*Presents a uniquely panoramic view of wireless networks with viewpoints from engineering, computing, and mathematics
*The technology is discussed in theory as well as in practice to help engineers design and modify networks
*Globally recognized experts share their critical insight on sensor technology, transfering protocol, ad-hoc networks, and more


Engineers and wireless network designers working in communications, aerospace, defense, transportation, and manufacturing; R&D managers; graduates and undergraduates

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Radio and Physical Layer
    Chapter 2: Personal Communications Antennas including Human Interactions
    Chapter 3: Wireless Channel Model
    Chapter 4: Ad-hoc Wireless Networks
    Chapter 5: Sensor Networks
    Chapter 6: Wireless Networks: from Information Transfer to Sensing and Control
    Chapter 7: Academic and industrial expectations

Product details

  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2006
  • Published: April 28, 2006
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080481791
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123694263

About the Editors

Giorgio Franceschetti

Giorgio Franceschetti was appointed professor of Electromagnetic Theory at the University Federico II of Napoli, Italy in 1969, a position that he holds to this day. He has been Fulbright Scholar and Research Associate at Caltech, Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois, at UCLA, at the Somali University (Somalia) and at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). He is currently Adjunct Professor at UCLA, Distinguished Visiting Scientist at JPL and Lecturer at the Top-Tech Master of University of Delft, The Netherlands, in Satellite Navigation.

Affiliations and Expertise

JPL - Jet Propulsion Laboratory , Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.

Sabatino Stornelli

Affiliations and Expertise

Director General of Italy’s Telespazio

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