The IEEE Wireless Dictionary, Second Edition
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This CD-ROM is more than a dictionary in most cases it reads like an encyclopedia. Rather than just giving a terse definition for various wireless terms, many of the definitions contain additional information to provide context for understanding the term. A little history is added where appropriate as well as some opinion regarding the technical and marketing issues that make the design of wireless systems so interesting. The Overview addresses a couple of topics that are common to many of the definitions, frequency bands and the OSI networking model.
Wireless technology, like many other technical fields, has its own set of jargon and acronyms. Many times, these acronyms are used simply to reduce the effort required to describe concepts. The goal of this CD-ROM is to provide meaning for the acronyms and jargon used in the wireless industry with a particular emphasis on commercial systems. Although not exhaustive, an additional goal was to include the most commonly used terms. Individuals who are experts in one particular field, e.g., 3G cellular or WLANs, will find terms from other fields with which they may be unfamiliar. Individuals who need to have broad view of the wireless landscape will find that this CD-ROM covers most of the topics and terms that are important in today’s market.
Technology areas that are addresses in the CD-ROM include: ad hoc networks, broadband wireless access (BWA), coexistence, integrity/confidentiality, interference, low-rate wireless personal area networks (LR-WPAN), media independent handover, mobile broadband wireless access, mobility, quality of service (QoS), RF/microwave exposure assessment, SAR measurements, vehicular mobility, wireless access, wireless communications, wireless local area networks (WLANs), wireless metropolitan area networks (WMANs), wireless networks security, wireless personal area networks (WPANs), as well as wireless regional area networks (WRANs).