Wireless Information Networks: Architecture, Resource Management, and Mobile Data provides new insights into many of the issues that need resolution for the successful introduction of new wireless communication services by the end of the decade. Views are represented from industry and universities from a number of nations, presenting a global perspective. The book contains four main sections: Architecture, Radio Resource Management, Access, Mobile Data/Mobile Networks. The section on Architecture discusses fundamental issues concerned with wireless services that are provided to mobile users and which must use the fixed network, including the manner in which broadband services (with diverse requirements) will be accommodated by the wireless link, and how they will be integrated with ATM. The Radio Resource Management section is concerned with channel assignment, power control, handoff and admission control. Further understanding of each of these issues is needed. Furthermore, their optimum combination is not well understood at all: valuable insights into these issues are provided. The Access section provides new studies on evaluating and improving access methods. Everyone is aware of the importance of access from the recent and ongoing debate between TDMA and CDMA. Mobility provides entirely new challenges for technologists, which are explored in the section on Mobile Data/Mobile Networks. Information storage and access for mobile users need new solutions from database and processing viewpoints. Providing data services with stringent performance requirements over hostile radio environments, and to and from mobile users, presents formidable challenges. The book is an excellent reference for all those interested in the subject, and may be used as the text for advanced courses on the topic.
In 24 papers from an April 1995 workshop at Rutgers University, contributors from industry and academia address issues that need to be resolved before new wireless communication services can be introduced. Among their topics are a distributed mobile wireless infrastructure for multimedia applications, distributed measurement-based dynamic channel assignment for wireless personal communications, cellular wideband mobile data communications, and an efficient approach to updating replicated databases in wireless and advanced intelligent networks. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Preface. I: Architecture. 1. Issues in Wireless Access Broadband Networks; M. Naghshineh, et al. 2. An ATM Based PCS/Cellular Architecture; B.T. Doshi, A. Sawkar. 3. A Distributed, Mobile Wireless Infrastructure for Multimedia Applications; M. Gerla, et al. 4. Issues in Developing Functional Model(s) for Future Mobile Communication Networks; E. Bui, et al. 5. Mobility Support in a Wireless ATM Network; R. Yuan, et al. 6. Adaptive Paging Algorithms for Cellular Systems; S. Madhavapeddy, et al. II: Radio Resource Management. 7. Distributed Measurement-based Dynamic Channel Assignment for Wireless Personal Communications; M.M.-L. Cheng, J.C.-I. Chuang. 8. Distributed Radio Resource Allocation in Highway Microcellular Systems; M. Andersin, et al. 9. Handover Performance: Propagation and Traffic Issues; G. Senarath, D. Everitt. 10. A Simple Analysis of CDMA Soft Handoff Gain and its Effect on the Cell's Coverage Area; P.R. Patel, et al. 11. An Algorithm for Capacity Allocation in Cellular Spread Spectrum Networks with Non-Uniform Traffic Loadings; S. Hanly. 12. Uplink Power Control for CDMA Cellular Systems; R.D. Yates. 13. A Distributed Power Control Algorithm for Bursty Transmissions on Cellular, Spread Spectrum Wireless Networks; D. Mitra, J.A. Morrison. 14. Soft Admission in Cellular PCS with Constrained Power; M. Andersin, et al. III: Access. 15. Performance Analysis of Capture-Division Packetized Access (CDPA) for Cellular Systems; F. Borgonovo, et al. 16. A Novel Radio Channel Control Method for Improved Multiple Access Schemes; Q. Cao, M.K. Gurcan. 17. Successive Interference Cancellation Schemes in Multi-Rate DS/CDMA Systems; A.-L. Johansson, A. Svensson. 18. A New Distributed Reservation Multiple Access Scheme for the AVPAC Channel; S. Singh, et al. 19. Network Simulations for IS-95 CDMA Systems; S.-W. Wang, H.M. Chion. IV: Mobile Data, Mobile Networks. 20. Cellular Wideband Mobile Data Communications; Z. Honkasalo, J. Hamalainen. 21. Experimental Results from Internetworking Data Applications Over Various Wireless Networks Using a Single Flexible Error Control Prool; A.J. McAuley, et al. 22. Radio Link Prools for Cellular Data; B.T. Doshi, et al. 23. An Asymmetric Cost Model for Query Processing in Mobile Computing Environments; R. Jain, N. Krishnakumar. 24. An Efficient Approach to Updating Replicated Databases in Wireless and Advanced Intelligent Networks; K.K. Leung. Index.