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WLAN Systems and Wireless IP for Next Generation Communications

WLAN Systems and Wireless IP for Next Generation Communications

By (author)s: Neeli Prasad, Anand Prasad
Copyright: 2001
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781580535458

The continuing growth of wireless networks is being driven by ease of installation, flexibility and mobility, offering gains in efficiency, accuracy and lower business costs. This fresh perspective from experts in the field provides you with a practical approach to design implementation, evaluation and problem-solving, which underscores its uniqueness as a hands-on guide to next generation wireless communications systems. Based on the editors' and authors' pioneering work at Lucent Technologies (now Agere Systems), the book brings you a wealth of need-to-know information on WLAN implementation, deployment and results. Key topics include IP networking for wireless; wireless networking and Internet access standards; changes in the IEEE 802.11 standard; system design and implementation; and performance analysis. In-depth discussions are reinforced by over 100 illustrations and equations.
Preface. Acknowledgment.; Introduction - History of Wireless LANs. WLANs Need and Benefits. Standardization and Frequency band. Services and Applications like Multimedia services. The Market. Some Wireless Propagation Issues including issues like Health Concern. Preview of the Book. References.; Wireless Networking and Internet Access Standards - Overview. IEEE 802.11. HIPERLAN/2. HomeRF. BLUETOOTH. MMAC. IEEE 802.15. GSM, GPRS, EDGE. UMTS/IMT-2000. References.; IEEE 802.11 Standard - Overview. MAC Layer. IEEE 802.11 Physical layer including DSSS, OFDM, FHSS and IR. On-going Activities with details of current proposals and draft standards. References.; IP Networking for Wireless Networks - Wireless LAN Protocol IP Layer describing all components of IP layer used by a standard IEEE 802.11 WLAN. IP Address Space including mobility issue. TCP/IP. QoS together with description of RSVP, Diffserv, SBM and end-to-end QoS. DHCP. NAT. ARP. Security. Link Integrity. References.; System Design and Implementation Aspects - System Design and IEEE 802.11b Standard. IEEE 802.11 Channels. Topologies. Wireless Channels. Distribution Functions. Software Architecture. Roaming. Scalable System. Power Management. Power Control. Automatic Rate Fallback. Creative Implementation like Load Balancing, Coexistence with Microwave and Bluetooth and Security. IAPP. Voice over WLANs. Cost/Price. References.; Performance Analysis - Net Throughput. Channel Degradation Robustness. Impact of Power Management including impact on Battery Life and Throughput. QoS on IEEE 802.11 References.; Deployment - System Model. Distribution of Functions. Analyzing Process. Propagation and Coverage. Interference and Coexistence. Network Deployment. References.; Abbreviations. Glossary. About the Authors. Index.;
  • Neeli Prasad Neeli Prasad is an associate professor at the Center for TeleInFrastruktur (CTIF), Aalborg University, Denmark. She received her Ph.D. in adaptive security for wireless heterogeneous networks from the University of Rome 'Tor Vergata', Italy.
  • Anand Prasad Anand Prasad is a senior researcher at DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Munich, Germany. He earned his Ph.D. for studies on IP-based WLANs: protocols, security and deployment at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
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