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Convergence of Mobile and Stationary Next-Generation Networks


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Convergence of Mobile and Stationary Next-Generation Networks

Krzysztof Iniewski (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-54356-6 November 2010 400 Pages


The Only Resource to Cover Wireless, Wireline, and Optical Networks in One Volume

Mobile and stationary next-generation networks that access the photonic core are destined to become as ubiquitous as traditional telephone networks. These networks must efficiently provide adequate network quality to multimedia applications with high bandwidth and strict quality-of-service requirements, as well as seamlessly integrate mobile and fixed architectures. Today's engineering students must be properly prepared to meet the challenges of next-generation network development and deployment.

Featuring contributions from top industrial experts and academic professors, this authoritative work provides a comprehensive introduction to next-generation networks. It explains wireless networks such as wireless local area networks (WLAN), wireless personal area networks (WPAN), wireless access, 3G/4G cellular, and RF transmission, as well as optical networks like long-haul and metropolitan networks, optical fiber, photonic devices, and VLSI chips. Rather than focusing on heavy math or physical details, this resource explores how the technology is being used. It describes access and transport network layer technologies while also discussing the network and services aspects.

Chapter coverage includes:

  • Fiber–wireless networks: technologies, architectures, and future challenges

  • Packet backhaul network

  • Point-to-point microwave backhaul

  • Fourth-generation broadband: paving the road to Gbit/s with copper

  • Dynamic bandwidth allocation in EPON and GPON

  • Next-generation ethernet passive optical networks: 10G-EPON

  • Power line communications and smart grids

  • Signaling for multimedia conferencing in 4G: architecture, evaluation, and issues

  • Self-coexistence and security in cognitive radio networks

  • Mobile WiMAX

  • UWB personal area networks—MIMO extensions

  • Next-generation integrated metropolitan-access network: technology integration and wireless convergence

  • Resilient burst ring: a novel technology for the next-generation metropolitan area networks

Filled with illustrations and practical examples from industry, this book will be invaluable to engineers and researchers in industry and academia, as well as senior undergraduate and graduate students, marketing and management staff, photonics physicists, and chip designers.



Part I Access and Backhaul Networks.

1 Roadmap for Next Generation Communications Networks (María Ángeles Callejo Rodríguez and José Enríquez Gabeiras).

2 Wide-Area Ubiquitous Network: An Infrastructure for Sensor and Actuator Networking (Hiroshi Saito, Masato Matsuo, Osamu Kagami, Shigeru Kuwano, Daisei Uchida, and Yuichi Kado).

3 Wireline Access Networks (Scott Reynolds).

4 Fiber-Wireless (FIWI) Networks: Technologies, Architectures, and Future Challenges (Navid Ghazisaidi and Martin Maier).

5 Packet Backhaul Network (Hao Long).

6 Microwave Backhaul Networks (Ron Nadiv).

Part II Wireline Technologies.

7 Paving the Road to Gbit/s Broadband Access with Copper (Thomas Magesacher, Per Ödling, Miguel Berg, Stefan Höst, Enrique Areizaga, Per Ola Börjesson and Eduardo Jacob).

8 Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation in EPON and GPON (Björn Skubic, Jiajia Chen, Jawwad Ahmed, Biao Chen and Lena Wosinska).

9 Next-Generation Ethernet Passive Optical Networks: 10G-EPON (Marek Hajduczenia and Henrique J. A. da Silva).

10 Broadband Powerline Communications (Lars Torsten Berger).

11 Power Line Communications and Smart Grids (Tae Eung Sung and Adam Bojanczyk).

Part III Wireless Technologies and Spectrum Management.

12 Signaling for Multimedia Conferencing in 4G: Architecture, Evaluation and Issues (Chunyan Fu, Ferhat Khendek and Roch Glitho).

13 Self-Coexistence and Security in Cognitive Radio Networks (Shamik Sengupta, Santhanakrishnan Anand, and Rajarathnam Chandramouli).

14 Mobile WIMAX (Aryan Saèd).

15 Ulta-Wideband Personal Area Networks: MIMO Extensions (Cheran Vithanage, Magnus Sandell, Justin P. Coon and Yue Wang).

Part IV Metropolitan, Core, and Storage Area Networks.

16 Next-Generation Integrated Metropolitan-Access Network: Technology Integration and Wireless Convergence (Shing-Wa Wong, Divanilson R. Campelo, and Leonid G. Kazovsky).

17 Resilient Burst Ring: A Novel Technology for Next-Generation Metropolitan Area Networks (Yuefeng Ji and Xin Liu).

18 Multiprotocol Label Switching (Mario Baldi).

19 Overview of Storage Networking and Storage Networks (Eugene Ortenberg and Christian van den Branden).

Part V Photonic and Electronic Component Technology.

20 ROADM architectures and WSS Implementation Technologies (Neo Antoniades, George Ellinas, Jonathan Homa and Krishna Bala).

21 Integrated Circuits for Dispersion Compensation in Optical Communication Links (Anthony Chan Carusone, Faisal A. Musa, Jonathan Sewter, and George Ng).

22 High-End Silicon Photodiode Integrated Circuits (Bernhard Goll, Robert Swoboda and Horst Zimmermann).

23 MIMO Wireless Transceiver Design Incorporating Hybrid ARQ (Dimitris Toumpakaris, Jungwon Lee, Edward W. Jang, Hui-Ling Lou, and John M. Cioffi).

24 Radio-Frequency Transmitters (Alireza Zolfaghari, Hooman Darabi and Henrik Jensen).


"Intended as a preview of cutting edge technologies designed to deal with the ever increasing demand for network bandwidth, this collection of twenty-four essays presents scholarship on several types of emerging high-speed network technologies. Divided into sections covering access and backhaul networks, wireline technologies, wireless and spectrum management, metropolitan core, storage and area networks and photonic component technology, specific topics discussed include fiber-wireless network, packet backhaul systems, passive optical networks, mobile wimax, ROADM and radio-frequency transmitters. Appropriate for electronics and communications engineers and high level graduate students, contributors to this work include academics from a variety of universities around the world as well as industry experts in computer networking, fiber optics and telephony." (Reference and Research Book News, February 2011)

"Featuring contributions from top industrial experts and academic professors, this authoritative work provides a comprehensive introduction to next-generation networks."
(Global Print Monitor, 23 February 2011)