This elite guide to the full range of wireless data communications standards and technologies available today is the only publication of its kind to provide an overview of the various opportunities and markets in the industry. It adds both depth and perspective to introductory wireless data communications by helping readers discover technologies from Bluetooth to Satellites. This edition has been restructured to follow a more logical approach, covering Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs), Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMANs), and Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWANs). Security aspects of each wireless technology are also explored.
Mark Ciampa is Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Previously, he served as Associate Professor and Director of Academic Computing for 20 years at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. Dr. Ciampa has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for the U.S. Postal Service, the Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service, and the University of Tennessee. He is also the author of many Cengage/Course Technology textbooks, including Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, CWNA Guide to Wireless LANs, 3e, CWSP Guide to Wireless Security, Guide to Wireless Communications, and Networking BASICS. He holds a Ph.D. in digital communication systems from Indiana State University.
Jorge L. Olenewa has been an instructor at George Brown College for eleven years, where he helped create and implement two Wireless Networking Programs.This academic experience and more than four decades working in the computer industry formed the foundation of his book, Wireless# Guide to Wireless Communications, 2nd Edition, as well as its Lab Manual. A keynote speaker on wireless technologies and co-chair at WECON, a major international Wireless and Embedded Systems conference in India, Mr. Olenewa has researched wireless applications in vehicle entertainment systems, Real-Time Location Systems, and two Mobile Learning research projects. He is a Cisco Certified Academy Instructor and Cisco Certified Network Associate, and holds a B.Sc. in Electronic Information Systems from B.L.A.I. in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Chapter 1 Introduction to Wireless Communications Chapter 2 How Wireless Works Chapter 3 Understanding Radio Frequency Communications Chapter 4 How Antennas Work (NEW) Chapter 5 WPAN-Wireless Personal Area Networks Chapter 6 WLAN -Wireless Local Area Networks Chapter 7 WMAN-Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks Chapter 8 WWAN-Wireless Wide Area Networks Chapter 9 Satellite Fixed Broadband Wireless Chapter 10 RFID-Radio Frequency Identification Chapter 11 Wireless Communications in Business Appendix A: Wireless Examination Objectives