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Multimedia Applications Support for Wireless ATM Networks

Multimedia Applications Support for Wireless ATM Networks

by Anna Hac
     
 

Architecting and designing high-speed wireless multimedia networks

  • Real-world applications and traffic patterns
  • New routing and congestion control solutions
  • Tracking and location management for mobile networks
  • Multicasting, synchronization, QoS, and more

High-speed wireless multimedia networks: State-of

Overview

Architecting and designing high-speed wireless multimedia networks

  • Real-world applications and traffic patterns
  • New routing and congestion control solutions
  • Tracking and location management for mobile networks
  • Multicasting, synchronization, QoS, and more

High-speed wireless multimedia networks: State-of-the-art design and architecture

In Multimedia Applications Support for Wireless ATM Networks, Dr. Anna Hac´ presents the state-of-the-art in design and architecture for tomorrow's high-speed, wireless multimedia, voice, data, and video networks. Beginning with a lucid, example-rich introduction to today's leading broadband and wireless ATM network technologies, Hac´ addresses every key issue facing the designer of advanced multimedia networks. Coverage includes:

  • Architectures based on distributed control, hierarchical organization, ATM LANs, LANE, and the Intelligent Network
  • New solutions for routing and congestion control in bursty, high-speed multimedia and mobile networks
  • Tracking strategies, location management schemes, and location update/routing schemes for mobile environments
  • Finding minimum cost multicast trees with bounded path delay
  • Mobile host protocols for the Internet
  • Key approaches to resource allocation: dynamic channel assignment, distributed dynamic channel assignment, and hybrid channel allocation
  • Multicasting, synchronization, Quality of Service (QoS), and more

From start to finish, Hac focuses on real-world applications and traffic patterns-helping network designers and engineersevaluate alternatives, project performance, and make better decisions.

Editorial Reviews

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Presents the state of the art in design and architecture for high- speed, wireless multimedia, voice, data, and video networks. Begins with an introduction to leading broadband and wireless ATM network technologies, then addresses key issues facing the designer of advanced multimedia networks. Focus is on real-world applications and traffic patterns in an effort to help network designers and engineers evaluate alternatives, project performance, and make better decisions. The author teaches electrical engineering at the University of Hawaii- Manoa, Honolulu. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130214379
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
05/08/2000
Series:
Prentice Hall Communications Engineering Series
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
7.26(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.14(d)

Read an Excerpt

PREFACE: PrefaceTelecommunications networks have been the topic of research for several decades. With the employment of telephone and radio, a new era in communications has begun. Several generations of telecommunications networks have evolved into a worldwide network with countless applications of various media and the interactive users.This book describes the recent advances in wireless Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks. The revolution in networking started with broadband technology, and related applications and services. High-speed networks allow for new applications, which involve new problems and their solutions. Wireless networks are commonly used, and user mobility, network management, and network protocols are important issues. Networks carrying multimedia, voice, data, and video traffic define modern network architecture.Telecommunications architecture involves broadband and wireless networks, and is suitable for multimedia and mobile applications with bursty traffic. This book reviews network architecture and design principles. Different network architecture and applications are described. Models of telecommunications networks are introduced.The models of wireless networks include the design of real networks, their architecture, services, and applications. Network management issues, including mobility management, location, and database management are evaluated. Network protocols are discussed. With expanded user services and new applications, network protocols are an important part of network design and performance.Routing and congestion control is a part of any network architecture. Bursty traffic in high-speed multimedia networks and mobile applications requirerevision of routing and congestion control techniques and pose new challenges. New solutions to routing and congestion control are introduced. Routing algorithms and flow and congestion control techniques include multicast and other routing algorithms, routing in wireless personal networks, tracking strategy for personal communications networks, location management schemes for mobile communications, and location update and routing schemes for a mobile computing environment.Multimedia, voice, data and video networks and services combined with wireless and high-speed networks require new solutions to the problems of synchronization in multimedia systems, dynamic channel assignment in cellular mobile communications networks, mobile host protocols, and quality of service (QoS) in wireless microcellular networks.This book focuses on the newest technology (e.g., high-speed networks, ATM, bursty traffic, multimedia, and wireless), and adapting old and new solutions to the newest technology. The book presents a real applications-oriented approach to solving networking problems. The book introduces and analyzes architecture and design issues in wireless ATM networks.This book describes the network from the architecture and design perspective. The book includes network design for wireless ATM networks, describes how the network is constructed, and explains the flow of real multimedia traffic in the network. The book combines both mobile and stationary networks with their multimedia applications.Chapter 1 introduces principles of telecommunications network architecture, and presents examples from existing networks to illustrate these principles. Broadband and wireless ATM networks are described and their protocols are discussed. Congestion control techniques for ATM networks are introduced.Chapter 2 describes the architecture of telecommunications and wireless networks, including multimedia network architecture, ATM, intelligent network, and various ATM wireless networks.Network models are studied in Chapter 3. A synchronization model in multimedia systems is introduced. A model of user-mobility management in wireless networks is described. A tracking strategy for personal communications networks is discussed. Location management schemes for mobile communications are introduced.Routing algorithms are introduced in Chapter 4. The method of finding minimum cost multicast trees with bounded path delay is described. Multicast and other routing algorithms are studied. Routing in wireless personal networks is described. Mobile host protocols for the Internet are discussed. Location update and routing schemes for mobile computing environment are described.Chapter 5 describes resource allocation in multimedia wireless networks. Dynamic channel assignment, distributed dynamic channel assignment, and hybrid channel allocation method in cellular mobile communications networks are studied. QoS in wireless microcellular networks is discussed.

Meet the Author

Dr. Anna Hac'is Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, and a member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. She has been a Visiting Scientist at the Imperial College, University of London, England; a Post-Doctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley; an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The Johns Hopkins University, and a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. Her research contributions include system and workload modeling, performance analysis, reliability, modeling process synchronization mechanisms for distributed systems, congestion control, and wireless networking.

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