The unrelenting growth of wireless communications continues to raise new research and development problems that require unprecedented interactions among communication engineers. In particular, specialists in transmission and specialists in networks must often cross each other's boundaries. This is especially true for CDMA, an access technique that is being widely accepted as a system solution for next-generation mobile cellular systems, but it extends to other system aspects as well. Major challenges lie ahead, from the design of physical and radio access to network architecture, resource management, mobility management, and capacity and performance aspects.
Several of these aspects are addressed in this volume, the fourth in the edited series on Multiaccess, Mobility and Teletraffic for Wireless Communications. It contains papers selected from MMT'99, the fifth Workshop held on these topics in October 1999 in Venezia, Italy. The focus of this workshop series is on identifying, presenting, and discussing the theoretical and implementation issues critical to the design of wireless communication networks. More specifically, these issues are examined from the viewpoint of the impact each one of them can have on the others. Multiaccess, Mobility and Teletraffic for Wireless Communications:Vol 4 is an important book for researchers, students and professionals working in the area of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing.
Preface. New Mobile Telephony in the Organisational Communication; O. Galibert, et al. System Overload and System Utilization - Myths and Realities; D. McRae, et al. Experimental GSM Test Bed for Adaptive Array Antenna System; G. Bucci, et al. High Speed Optical Data Link for Smart Antenna Mobile Radio System; C. Savazzi. Spectrally Efficient Turbo Codes with Full Antenna Diversity; H.-J. Su, E Geraniotis. A Novel DAB Technique Using Code Combining, Packet Combining, and Iterative Decoding (Turbo Code); B.K. Yi, et al. Multiple Access Using Periodic Clock Changes Through Slow Fading Multipath Channel; A. Hayar, et al. On the Impact of Signal-Level-Based Power Control on Terminal Battery Duration; M. Chiani, et al. Generalized Quasi-Walsh PN Sequences and Their Applications in Robust CDMA Communications Systems; C.Giardina, A.N. Rudrapatna. Rate Processor Sharing: A Robust Technique for Scheduling Data Transmissions in CDMA Wireless Networks; K. Kumaran, P. Whiting. The Initial Synchronisation Procedure in UMTS W-CDMA; S. Kourtis. Iterative MMSE Multiuser Detection for Coded CDMA Channels with Multisensor Transmitter and Receiver Arrays; J. Thomas, E. Geraniotis. Trading-off Capture Against Packet Separation for Throughput and Energy Efficiency in Random Access Systems; W. Luo, A. Ephremides. The Concept of PARPS - Packet and Resource Plan Scheduling; M. Eriksson, H.Säterberg. A Distributed Channel Allocation Method for Self-Organising Base Stations in a Wireless ATM Unlicensed System; G.F. Marias, L. Merakos. Resource Allocation for Integrated Voice/WWW Traffic in UMTS/TDD Systems; C. Mihailescu, et al. An Extended Error Control Technique for Wireless ATM Channel; Z. Ilic,et al. Universal Platform for High-Speed Wireless OFDM Link Evaluation; K. Verdijck. Seamless Multimedia Service for Third Generation Mobile Radio Networks; M. Ferracioli, R. Verdone. Cell Assignability on Random Paths in CDMA Networks; A. Leu, B.Jabbari. Key Issues in Handover Design and Multi-Layer Cellular System Design; M. Lohi, et al. Configuration Data Verification and Design Techniques for Mobile Network Architecture Nodes; D.D'Aurelio, et al. Investigation of Alternative ARQ Schemes for a Wireless ATM Network; Architecture Nodes; D. D'Aurelio, et al. Investigation of Alternative ARQ Schemes for a Wireless ATM Network; D. Skyrianoglou, L. Merakos. Fair Sharing of MAC under TCP in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks; K. Tang, M. Gerla. Fair Queueing Scheduler for IEEE 802.11 Based Wireless Multimedia Networks; R.S.Ranasinghe, et al. Performance Analysis of a Cellular Slotted CDMA System with Imperfect Power Control over a Rayleigh Fading Channel; J.M. Romero Jerez, et al. Efficiency Comparison Between CDMA and PRMA-HS in Low Earth Orbit Mobile Satellite Systems; A. Abrardo, etal. Multiple Access Interference in Multi-beam CDMA-based LEO Satellite Systems; H. Fu, et al. Capacity Considerations for Wireless MIMO Channels; F. Boixadera Espax, J.J. Boutros. Determination of Critical Transmission Range in Ad-Hoc Networks; M.Sanchez, et al. An Adaptive QoS Representation and Resource Allocation Scheme for Multimedia and Wireless ATM Networks Using Genetic Algorithms; M.R. Sherif, et al.