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Wireless Information Networks, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-471-72542-8
760 pages
September 2005
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Towards location aware mobile ad hoc sensors

A Systems Engineering Approach to Wireless Information Networks

The Second Edition of this internationally respected textbook brings readers fully up to date with the myriad of developments in wireless communications. When first published in 1995, wireless communications was synonymous with cellular telephones. Now wireless information networks are the most important technology in all branches of telecommunications. Readers can learn about the latest applications in such areas as ad hoc sensor networks, home networking, and wireless positioning.

Wireless Information Networks takes a systems engineering approach: technical topics are presented in the context of how they fit into the ongoing development of new systems and services, as well as the recent developments in national and international spectrum allocations and standards. The authors have organized the myriad of current and emerging wireless technologies into logical categories:
* Introduction to Wireless Networks presents an up-to-the-moment discussion of the evolution of the cellular industry from analog cellular technology to 2G, 3G, and 4G, as well as the emergence of WLAN and WPAN as broadband ad hoc networks
* Characteristics of Radio Propagation includes new coverage of channel modeling for space-time, MIMO, and UWB communications and wireless geolocation networks
* Modem Design offers new descriptions of space-time coding, MIMO antenna systems, UWB communications, and multi-user detection and interference cancellation techniques used in CDMA networks
* Network Access and System Aspects incorporates new chapters on UWB systems and RF geolocations, with a thorough revision of wireless access techniques and wireless systems and standards

Exercises that focus on real-world problems are provided at the end of each chapter. The mix of assignments, which includes computer projects and questionnaires in addition to traditional problem sets, helps readers focus on key issues and develop the skills they need to solve actual engineering problems. A separate Instructor's Manual is available that includes a solution book and supporting material for preparing class presentations. Extensive references are provided for those readers who would like to explore particular topics in greater depth.

With its emphasis on knowledge-building to solve problems, this is an excellent graduate-level textbook. Like the previous edition, this latest edition will also be a standard reference for the telecommunications industry.

An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.

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Preface.

PART I INTRODUCTION TO WIRELESS NETWORKS.

1 Overview of Wireless Networks.

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 Network Architecture and Design Issues.

1.3 Key Trends in Wireless Networking.

1.4 Outline of the Book.

Questions.

2 Evolution of the Wireless Industry.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Three Views of the Wireless Industry.

2.3 Three Generations of Cellular Networks.

2.4 Trends in Wireless Technologies.

Questions.

PART II CHARACTERISTICS OF RADIO PROPAGATION.

3 Characterization of Radio Propagation.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Multipath Fading and the Distance–Power Relationship.

3.3 Local Movements and Doppler Shift.

3.4 Multipath for Wideband Signals.

3.5 Classical Uncorrelated Scattering Model.

3.6 Indoor and Urban Radio Propagation Modeling.

Questions.

Problems.

Projects.

4 Modeling and Simulation of Narrowband Signal Characteristics.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Modeling Path Loss and Slow Shadow Fading.

4.3 Doppler Spectrum of Fast Envelope Fading.

4.4 Statistical Behavior of Fast Envelope Fading.

4.5 Simulation of Fast Envelope Fading.

Questions.

Problems.

Projects.

5 Measurement of Wideband and UWB Channel Characteristics.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Time-Domain Measurement Techniques.

5.3 Frequency-Domain Measurement Techniques.

5.4 Advances in Frequency-Domain Channel Measurement.

Questions.

Problems.

Project.

6 Modeling of Wideband Radio Channel Characteristics.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Wideband Time-Domain Statistical Modeling.

6.3 Wideband Frequency-Domain Channel Modeling.

6.4 Comparison Between Statistical Models.

6.5 Ray-Tracing Algorithms.

6.6 Direct Solution of Radio Propagation Equations.

6.7 Comparison of Deterministic and Statistical Modeling.

6.8 Site-Specific Statistical Model.

Appendix 6A: GSM-Recommended Multipath Propagation Models.

Appendix 6B: Wideband Multipath Propagation Models.

Questions.

Problems.

Projects.

PART III MODEM DESIGN.

7 Narrowband Modem Technology.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Basic Modulation Techniques.

7.3 Theoretical Limits and Practical Impairments.

7.4 Traditional Modems for Wide-Area Wireless Networks.

7.5 Other Aspects of Modem Implementation.

Questions.

Problems.

Projects.

8 Fading, Diversity, and Coding.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Radio Communication on Flat Rayleigh Fading Channels.

8.3 Diversity Combining.

8.4 Error-Control Coding for Wireless Channels.

8.5 Space-Time Coding.

8.6 MIMO and STC.

Questions.

Problems.

Projects.

9 Broadband Modem Technologies.

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Effects of Frequency-Selective Multipath Fading.

9.3 Discrete Multipath Fading Channel Model.

9.4 Adaptive Discrete Matched Filter.

9.5 Adaptive Equalization.

9.6 Sectored Antennas.

9.7 Multicarrier, OFDM, and Frequency Diversity.

9.8 Comparison of Traditional Broadband Modems.

9.9 MIMO in Frequency-Selective Fading.

Appendix 9A: Analysis of the Equalizers.

Questions.

Problems.

Projects.

10 Spread-Spectrum and CDMA Technology.

10.1 Introduction.

10.2 Principles of Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum.

10.3 Principles of Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum.

10.4 Interference in Spread-Spectrum Systems.

10.5 Performance of CDMA Systems.

Questions.

Problems.

PART IV SYSTEMS ASPECTS.

11 Topology, Medium Access, and Performance.

11.1 Introduction.

11.2 Topologies for Local Networks.

11.3 Cellular Topology for Wide-Area Networks.

11.4 Centrally Controlled Assigned Access Methods.

11.5 Distributed Contention-Based Access Control.

Questions.

Problems.

Project.

12 Ultrawideband Communications.

12.1 Introduction.

12.2 UWB Channel Characteristics.

12.3 Impulse Radio and Time-Hopping Access.

12.4 Direct-Sequence UWB.

12.5 Multiband OFDM.

Questions.

Problems.

13 RF Location Sensing.

13.1 Introduction.

13.2 RF Location-Sensing Techniques.

13.3 Modeling The Behavior of RF Sensors.

13.4 Wireless Positioning Algorithms.

Questions.

Problems.

14 Wireless Optical Networks.

14.1 Introduction.

14.2 Implementation.

14.3 Eye Safety.

14.4 IR Channel Characterization and Data-Rate Limitations.

14.5 Modulation Techniques for Optical Communications.

14.6 Multiple Access and Data Rate.

Questions.

15 Systems and Standards.

15.1 Introduction.

15.2 GSM, GPRS, and EDGE.

15.3 CDMA and HDR.

15.4 Other Historical Systems.

15.5 Wireless LANs.

15.6 Speech Coding in Wireless Systems.

Questions.

References.

Index.

About the Authors.

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KAVEH PAHLAVAN, PhD, is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a Professor of Computer Science, and the Director of the Center for Wireless Information Network Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Center for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland. Dr. Pahlavan is also the principal author of Principles of Wireless Networks: A Unified Approach, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Wireless Information Networks, Fellow of the IEEE, a Nokia Fellow, and a former Fulbright-Nokia Scholar.

ALLEN H. LEVESQUE, PhD, is a consulting engineer specializing in digital communications technologies and an Adjunct Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Levesque is coauthor of Error-Control Techniques for Digital Communication (Wiley), an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Wireless Information Networks, and a Fellow of the IEEE.

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