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Introduction to Wireless and Mobile Systems [Hardcover]

Dharma Prakash Agrawal , Qing-An Zeng

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10 Jun 2010 1439062056 978-1439062050 3rd
This text explains the general principles of how wireless systems work, how mobility is supported, what the underlying infrastructure is and what interactions are needed among different functional components. Designed as a textbook appropriate for undergraduate or graduate courses in Computer Science (CS), Computer Engineering (CE), and Electrical Engineering (EE), Introduction to Wireless and Mobile Systems third edition focuses on qualitative descriptions and the realistic explanations of relationships between wireless systems and performance parameters. Rather than offering a thorough history behind the development of wireless technologies or an exhaustive list of work being carried out, the authors help CS, CE, and EE students learn this exciting technology through relevant examples such as understanding how a cell phone starts working as soon as they get out of an airplane.
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1. INTRODUCTION. History of Cellular Systems. Characteristics of Cellular Systems. Fundamentals of Cellular Systems. Cellular System Infrastructure. Satellite Systems. Network Protocols. Ad Hoc Networks. Sensor Networks. Wireless LANs, MANs and PANs. Recent Advances. Outline of the Book. References. Problems. 2. PROBABILITY, STATISTICS, AND TRAFFIC THEORIES. Introduction. Basic Probability and Statistics Theories. Traffic Theory. Basic Queuing Systems. Summary. References. Problems. 3. MOBILE RADIO PROPAGATION. Introduction. Types of Radio Waves. Propagation Mechanisms. Free-Space Propagation. Land Propagation. Path Loss. Slow Fading. Fast Fading. Doppler Effect. Delay Spread. Intersymbol Interference. Coherence Bandwidth. Cochannel Interference. Summary. References. Experiments. Open-Ended Projects. Problems. 4. CHANNEL CODING AND ERROR CONTROL. Introduction. Linear Block Codes. Cyclic Codes. Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC). Convolutional Codes. Interleaver. Turbo Codes. ARQ Techniques. Summary. References. Experiments. Open-Ended Projects. Problems. 5. CELLULAR CONCEPT. Introduction. Cell Area. Signal Strength and Cell Parameters. Capacity of a Cell. Frequency Reuse. How to Form a Cluster. Cochannel Interference. Cell Splitting. Cell Sectoring. Summary. References. Experiments. Open-Ended Projects. Problems. 6. MULTIPLE RADIO ACCESS. Introduction. Multiple Radio Access Protocols. Contention-Based Protocols. Summary. References. Experiments. Open-Ended Projects. Problems. 7. MULTIPLE DIVISION TECHNIQUES FOR TRAFFIC CHANNELS. Introduction. Concepts and Models for Multiple Divisions. Modulation Techniques. Summary. References. Experiments. Open-Ended Projects. Problems. 8. TRAFFIC CHANNEL ALLOCATION. Introduction. Static Allocation versus Dynamic Allocation. Fixed Channel Allocation (FCA). Dynamic Channel Allocation (DCA). Hybrid Channel Allocation (HCA). Allocation in Specialized System Structure. System Modeling. Summary. References. Experiments. Open- Ended Projects. Problems. 9. NETWORK PROTOCOLS. Introduction. TCP/IP Protocol. TCP over Wireless. Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6). Summary. References. Experiments. Open-Ended Projects. Problems. 10. MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS. Introduction. Cellular System Infrastructure. Registration. Handoff Parameters and Underlying Support. Roaming Support. Multicasting. Security and Privacy. Firewalls and System Security. Summary. References. Experiments. Open-Ended Projects. Problems. 11. EXISTING WIRELESS SYSTEMS. Introduction. AMPS. IS-41. GSM. PCS. IS-95. IMT-2000. Summary. References. Problems. 12. SATELLITE SYSTEMS. Introduction. Types of Satellite Systems. Characteristics of Satellite Systems. Satellite System Infrastructures. Call Setup. Global Positioning System. A-GPS and E 911. Summary. References. Experiments. Open-Ended Projects. Problems. 13. AD HOC NETWORKS. Introduction. Characteristics of MANETs. Applications. Routing. Table-Driven Routing Protocols. Source-Initiated On-Demand Routing. Hybrid Protocols. Vehicular Area Network (VANET). Security Issues in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs). Network Simulators. Summary. References. Experiments. Open-Ended Projects. Problems. 14. SENSOR NETWORKS. Introduction. Fixed Wireless Sensor Networks. Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensor Deployment. Network Characteristics. Design Issues in Sensor Networks. Secured Communication. Summary. References. Experiments. Open-Ended Projects. Problems. 15. WIRELESS LANs, MANs AND PANs. Introduction. Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). Enhancement for IEEE 802.11 WLANs. Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMANs)using WiMAX and Mesh Networks. Mesh Networks. Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs). ZigBee. Summary. References. Experiments. Open-Ended Projects. Problems. 16. RECENT ADVANCES. Introduction. Femtocell Network. Ultra-Wideband Technology. Push-to-Talk (PTT) Technology for SMS. RFID. Cognitive Radio. Multimedia Services Requirements. Wireless Heterogeneous Networks. Mobility and Resource Management for Integrated Systems. Multicast in Wireless Networks. Directional and Smart Antennas. WiMAX and Major Standards. Low-Power Design. XML. DDoS Attack Detection. Summary. References. Problems. Acronyms. Appendix A - Erlang B Table. Appendix B - Simulation Projects. Index. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Only if you want to be confused.....very confused 26 Jan 2014
By Eric J Houser - Published on Amazon.com
So I am forced to take this class by my college and THOUGHT I was taking a class on wireless for network administrators--wrong! This book at least from my point of view would be something to read if one, you wanted to be a cellular engineer, two wanted to know nothing about real-world wireless deployments and uses in the work place or three, really wanted to go to sleep. None of this book so far makes any sense! I have done wireless for years, wireless deployments, site surveys, spectrum analysis for customers etc. I was excited to take this class because I thought it was going to further my knowledge and be of great help. Then, I opened this book. Sorry but NO ONE will ever use the math in this book--no one. The book is TERRIBLE! I am ashamed to even give it one star. What was ANY school thinking when they picked this book to teach INTRO to wireless?
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1.0 out of 5 stars Exceedingly poor reception 28 Jun 2012
By ryan - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are a student, you probably don't have a choice, so I offer only my condolences. This review is for professors.
Do not select this book. The information in this book that is accurate, or at least not known to me to be inaccurate, is vague and not very helpful. The coverage of the material is cursory and most equations don't contain units for their terms. This contrasts with the questions at the ends of the chapters which can only be answered through independent research.
While most of the contents of the book are just poorly organized, clumsily formatted and not very illuminating, a few of the sections contain information that was never true. In-particular, the book presents a complete misunderstanding of public key cryptography. It is on a very short list of books that I have sold back at a fraction of what I paid, because I am confident that I would never reference this book for any reason.
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