Skip to main content

IEEE 802 Wireless Systems: Protocols, Multi-Hop Mesh / Relaying, Performance and Spectrum Coexistence

IEEE 802 Wireless Systems: Protocols, Multi-Hop Mesh / Relaying, Performance and Spectrum Coexistence

Bernhard H. Walke, Stefan Mangold, Lars Berlemann

ISBN: 978-0-470-05879-4

Jan 2007

402 pages



Throughout the next decade, 802 wireless systems will become an integral part of fourth generation (4G) cellular communication systems, where the convergence of wireless and cellular networks will materialize through support of interworking and seamless roaming across dissimilar wireless and cellular radio access technologies. IEEE 802 Wireless Systems clearly describes the leading systems, covering IEEE 802.11 WLAN, IEEE 802.15 WPAN, IEEE 802.16 WMAN systems’ architecture, standards and protocols (including mesh) with an instructive approach allowing individuals unfamiliar with wireless systems to follow and understand these technologies. Ranging from digital radio transmission fundamentals, duplex, multiplexing and switching to medium access control, radio spectrum regulation, coexistence and spectrum sharing, this book also offers new solutions to broadband multi-hop networking for cellular and ad hoc operation. The book
  • Gives a comprehensive overview and performance evaluation of IEEE 802.11, 802.15 and 802.16
  • Includes a tutorial like introduction to the basics of wireless communication
  • Discusses challenges in mesh/multi-hop relaying networks and provides profound solutions for their realization with 802 Wireless Systems
  • Covers spectrum sharing on different levels and provides solutions for coexistence, cooperation and interworking of 802 Wireless Systems that are following the same or different standards, but share the same spectrum
  • Includes a detailed overview and introduction on cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access
  • Accompanying website contains simulation software and provides slides of the figures and tables from the book ready for course presentation

This book is an essential text for advanced undergraduate students with a basic working knowledge of wireless communication, graduate students and engineers working in the field of wireless communications.


1 Introduction (Bernhard Walke, Guido Hiertz and Lars Berlemann).

1.1 Standardization.

1.2 Next-Generation Systems.

1.3 The IEEE 802 Project.

1.4 Motivation and Outline.

2 Wireless Communication – Basics (Bernhard Walke, Lars Berlemann, Guido Hiertz, Christian Hoymann, Ingo Forkel and Stefan Mangold).

2.1 Radio Transmission Fundamentals.

2.2 Duplexing Schemes.

2.3 Multiplexing.

2.4 Switching in Communication Networks.

2.5 Channel Coding for Error Correction and Error Detection.

2.6 Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocols.

3 Radio Spectrum Regulation (Lars Berlemann and Bernhard Walke).

3.1 Regulation Bodies and Global Institutions.

3.2 Licensed and Unlicensed Spectrum.

3.3 Open Spectrum.

3.4 Summary.

4 Mesh Networks–Basics (Guido Hiertz, Erik Weiss and Bernhard Walke).

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Classification of Wireless Mesh Networks.

4.3 General Problem Statement.

4.4 Exploiting the Capacity of the Radio Channel by Spatial Reuse.

4.5 Fairness and Congestion Avoidance.

4.6 Routing.

4.7 Summary.

5 IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks (Stefan Mangold, Lars Berlemann, Matthias Siebert and Bernhard Walke).

5.1 Scope of 802.11.

5.2 Reference Model, Architecture, Services, Frame Formats.

5.3 Physical Layer.

5.4 Medium Access Control Protocol.

5.5 Medium Access Control with Support for Quality-of-Service.

5.6 Radio Spectrum Management.

5.7 History and Selected Sub-Standards, i.e., Amendments.

6 IEEE 802.15 Wireless Personal Area Networks

6.1 Scope of 802.15.

6.2 802.15.3–High-speed Wireless Personal Area Networks.

6.3 Task Group 3.

6.4 Task Group 3a.

6.5 Task Group 3b.

6.6 Task Group 3c.

6.7 WiMedia (Multiband OFDM) Alliance MAC Layer.

6.8 Next-generation WPAN Technologies.

7 IEEE 802.16 Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (Christian Hoymann and Bernhard Walke).

7.1 Scope of 802.16.

7.2 Deployment Concept, Reference Model and Target Frequency Bands.

7.3 History and Different Subgroups.

7.4 Physical Layer.

7.5 Medium Access Control Layer.

7.6 System Profiles.

7.7 Space Division Multiple Access.

7.8 Performance Evaluation of 802.16.

7.9 Performance of SDMA Enabled 802.16 Networks.

7.10 Conclusion.

8 IEEE 802.11, 802.15 and 802.16 for Mesh Networks (Guido R. Hiertz, Lars Berlemann, Harianto Wijaya, Christian Hoymann,Stefan Mangold and Bernhard Walke).

8.1 Approaches to Wireless Mesh Networks in IEEE and Industry.

8.2 Extensions to IEEE 802 MAC Protocols – Homogeneous Multi-hop Networks.

8.3 Extensions to IEEE 802 MAC Protocols for Heterogeneous Multi-hop Networks.

8.4 Conclusion.

9 Coexistence in IEEE 802 Networks (Lars Berlemann, Stefan Mangold and Bernhard Walke).

9.1 Homogeneous Coexistence – Spectrum Sharing 802.11e Networks.

9.2 Heterogeneous Coexistence– Unlicensed Operation of 802.16.

9.3 Summary and Conclusion.

10 Broadband Cellular Multi-hop Networks (Bernhard Walke, Ralf Pabst and Daniel C. Schultz).

10.1 Definitions.

10.2 Rationale.

10.3 Related Work.

10.4 Relay-Based Deployment Concept For Cellular Broadband Networks.

10.5 Conclusions.

11 Mutual Integration and Cooperation of Radio Access Networks (Matthias Siebert and Bernhard Walke).

11.1 State-of-the-Art Overview.

11.2 Mobility and Handover.

11.3 Trigger.

12 Future Mesh Technologies (Rui Zhao, Ole Klein, Bernhard Walke and Lars Berlemann).

12.1 Facts on Medium Access Control.

12.2 Mesh Networking for 802.11 WLAN.

12.3 Conclusion.

13 Cognitive Radio and Spectrum Sharing (Lars Berlemann, Stefan Mangold and Bernhard Walke).

13.1 From Software-Defined Radio to Cognitive Radio.

13.2 Cognitive Radio Networks.

13.3 Spectrum Sharing and Flexible Spectrum Access.

13.4 Coexistence-Based Spectrum Sharing.

13.5 Coordination-Based Horizontal Spectrum Sharing.

13.6 Coordination-based Vertical Spectrum Sharing.

13.7 Policies and Etiquette in Spectrum Usage.

13.8 Summary and Conclusion.

14 Conclusions (Bernhard Walke, Lars Berlemann and Stefan Mangold).