WLANs and WPANs Towards 4G Wireless (Universal Personal Communications Series)

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Explore the present and future trends of WLANs and WPANs with this new, forwarding looking resource. You discover the path that these infrastructures are following from a perspective of synergies with 3G systems, and how they will pave the way for future 4G systems. The book presents a thorough overview of 3G networks and standards, and discusses interworking and handover mechanisms between WLANs and UMTS. You learn what performance can be expected from WLANs and WPANs when they support the TCP/IP stack. Several ...

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Overview

Explore the present and future trends of WLANs and WPANs with this new, forwarding looking resource. You discover the path that these infrastructures are following from a perspective of synergies with 3G systems, and how they will pave the way for future 4G systems. The book presents a thorough overview of 3G networks and standards, and discusses interworking and handover mechanisms between WLANs and UMTS. You learn what performance can be expected from WLANs and WPANs when they support the TCP/IP stack. Several critical issues are examined in depth, including IP routing and mobility, , PHY and MAC layers for the main WLAN specifications, the TCP-UDP/IP protocol stack, and performance of TCP/IP over IEEE 802.11b.

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Set against a complete overview of the previous generation, the future of 4G (fourth-generation) wireless unfolds in this highly readable book, which is a true "can't miss" for anyone involved in the field of wireless information and multimedia communications systems.

Authors Ramjee Prasad and Luis Munoz provide an outstanding introduction to wireless technology. Chapter 2 introduces two important aspects of global information multimedia communication village (GIMCV). The transport and routing protocols are presented in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 is devoted to main Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) specifications. Chapter 5 shows which performances are expected on the IEEE 802.11b platforms when the TCP-UDP/IP protocols run over them. Chapter 6 presents the works in the domain of the Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN). In Chapter 7, the performance enhancing proxy (PEP) paradigm is proposed as a means to provide internetworking capabilities between WLANs/WPANs and increased performances over such platforms.

This indispensable look at 4G wireless technology brings the whole field into sharp focus, totally justifying the authors' perspective of future 4G systems (which is based on the collaborative work between WLANs/WPANs with 3G systems). John Vacca

John Vacca, the former computer security official (CSO) for NASA's space station program (Freedom), has written 38 books about advanced storage, computer security, and aerospace technology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580530903
  • Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Series: Universal Personal Communications Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 245
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Ramjee Prasad is wireless information and multimedia chair and co-director of the Center for PersonKommunikation at Aalborg University. He is the author of CDMA for Wireless Personal Communications (Artech House, 1996) and Universal Wireless Personal Communications (Artech House, 1998), co-author of IP/ATM Mobile Satellite Networks (Artech House, 2002) and OFDM for Wireless Multimedia Communications (Artech House, 2000), and co-editor of Third Generation Mobile Communication Systems (Artech House, 2000), WCDMA: Towards IP Mobility and Mobile Internet (Artech House, 2001), and Wireless IP and Building the Mobile Internet (Artech House, 2003). Luis Muñoz is an associate professor at the University of Cantabria. He received M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and Ph.D. degree in telecommunications engineering, both from the Polytechnical University of Cataluña. He has more than 30 international publications in topics related to wireless networks and he is responsible, among others, for several EU funded projects related to wireless IP technologies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Global Information Multimedia Communication Village (GIMCV). Revenue and Traffic Expectations. Preview of the Book. 3G and its Internetworking with WLAN - Evolution from 2G to 3G. 3G and its Releases. 3G Deployment Scenario. Impact on the Existing Network. Interworking System Architectures. Interconnection between 3G-SGSN and WLAN Access Point by Emulating Radio Network Controller. Interconnection between GGSN and WLAN Access Point by Emulating 3G-SGSN. Interconnection between UNTS and WLAN through Virtual Access Point (VAP).Interconnection between UMTS and WLAN through Mobility Gateway. Interconnection between UMTS and WLAN Based on Mobile IP. Handover between IEEE 802.11 and UMTS. Handover aspects between IEEE 802.11 WLAN and UMTS Based on Mobile IP. Conclusions and Future Directions. TCP/IP Protocol Stack - IP Protocol. Internet Control Message Protocol. Address Resolution Protocol. Routing and Protocols. Mobility. Transport Protocols. Fundamentals of WLAN - The IEEE 802.11 Standard. HIPERLAN Type 2. Deployment of the IEEE 802.11 Infrastructure: Some Practical Considerations. MMAC-PC. Behaviour of the TCP-UDP/IP Protocol Stack over the IEEE 802.11b - UDP Behavior over IEEE 802.11b. Behavior TCP over IEEE 802.11. Conclusions. Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs) - Existing Concepts. Overview of Bluetooth. PAN Paradigm. Architecture Principles. Interfaces. Communications via External Networks. Ad Hoc Networking. Security. Main Applications and Possible Scenarios. Possible Devices. PAN Challenges and Open Issues. Broadband PAN (B-PAN). Wireless LANs vs. PANs. Conclusions and Future Works. Paving the Way for 4G Systems - Introduction to the WAL. The WAL Architecture. WAL Signaling Services.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2003

    Lot's of info but gratuitous and unnecessary acronyms.

    Seems like a good source for wireless information, however the authors make it uncommonly difficult to read even for someone who has been in the networking field for 10+ years. Apparently they were being paid by the acronym. Many of them were totally unnecessary. For example they us CN in place of core network! My personal favorite is GIMCV, the Global Information Multimedia Communications Village. This one was coined by one of the authors right after he compares himself to Gugliemo Marconi. As if this isn't bad enough, the acronyms are defined only once, when they are first used in the book and never again. There is NO glossary, but an ample 'About the Authors' section. Priorities please!

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