Focusing on the physical layer, Networking Fundamentalsprovides essential information on networking technologies that areused in both wired and wireless networks designed for local areanetworks (LANs) and wide-area networks (WANs). The book starts withan overview of telecommunications followed by four parts, eachincluding several chapters. Part I explains the principles ofdesign and analysis of information networks at the lowest layers.It concentrates on the characteristics of the transmission media,applied transmission and coding, and medium access control. PartsII and III are devoted to detailed descriptions of important WANsand LANs respectively with Part II describing the wired Ethernetand Internet as well as cellular networks while Part III coverspopular wired LANs and wireless LANs (WLANs), as well as wirelesspersonal area network (WPAN) technologies. Part IV concludes byexamining security, localization and sensor networking. Thepartitioned structure of the book allows flexibility in teachingthe material, encouraging the reader to grasp the more simpleconcepts and to build on these foundations when moving onto morecomplex information.
Networking Fundamentals contains numerous illustrations,case studies and tables to supplement the text, as well asexercises with solutions at the end of each chapter. There is alsoa companion website with password protected solutions manual forinstructors along with other useful resources.
- Provides a unique holistic approach covering wirelesscommunication technologies, wired technologies and networking
- One of the first textbooks to integrate all aspects ofinformation networks while placing an emphasis on the physicallayer and systems engineering aspects
- Contains numerous illustrations, case studies and tables tosupplement the text, as well as exercises with solutions at the endof each chapter
- Companion website with password protected solutions manual andother useful resources
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About the Author
Keveh Pahlavan, is a Professor of Electrical and ComputerEngineering (ECE), a Professor of Computer Science (CS), andDirector of the Center for Wireless Information Network Studies,Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, MA. He is also avisiting Professor of Telecommunication Laboratory and CWC,University of Oulu, Finland. His area of research is location-awarebroadband wireless indoor networks. He has contributed to numerousseminal technical publications and patents in this field. He is theprincipal author of the Wireless Information Networks (withAllen Levesque), John Wiley and Sons, 1995 and Principles ofWireless Networks – A Unified Approach (with P.Krishnamurthy), Prentice Hall, 2002. He has been a consultant to anumber of companies, including CNR Inc., GTE Laboratories,Steinbrecher Corp., Simplex, Mercury Computers, WINDATA, SieraComm,3COM, and Code/Motorola in Massachusetts; JPL, Savi Technologies,RadioLAN in California; Airnet in Ohio; United Technology ResearchCenter in Connecticut; Honeywell in Arizona; Nokia, LK-Products,Elektrobit, TEKES, the Finnish Academy in Finland; and NTT inJapan. Before joining WPI, he was the director of advanceddevelopment at Infinite Inc., Andover, MA, working on datacommunications. He started his career as an assistant professor atNortheastern University, Boston, MA. He is the Editor-in-Chief ofthe International Journal on Wireless Information Networks.He was the founder, the program chairman, and organizer of the IEEEWireless LAN Workshop, Worcester, in 1991 and 1996 and theorganizer and technical program chairman of the IEEE InternationalSymposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Communications, Boston,MA, 1992 and 1998. He has also been selected as a member of theCommittee on Evolution of Untethered Communication, US NationalResearch Council, 1997 and has led the US review team for theFinnish R&D Programs in Electronic and Telecommunication in1999 and NETs project in 2003. For his contributions to thewireless networks he was the Westin Hadden Professor of Electricaland Computer Engineering at WPI during 1993-1996, was elected as afellow of the IEEE in 1996 and became a fellow of Nokia in 1999.From May to December of 2000 he was the first Fulbright-Nokiascholar at the University of Oulu, Finland. Because of hisinspiring visionary publications and his international conferenceactivities for the growth of the wireless LAN industry, he isreferred to as one of the founding fathers of the wireless LANindustry. In the past few years his research work has been the corefor than 25 patents by Skyhook Wireless, where he acts as the chieftechnical advisor. In January 2008 Steve Jobs announced thatSkyhook Wireless’s WiFi localization technology is used iniPhone. Details of his contributions to this field are available atwww.cwins.wpi.edu.
Prashant Krishnamurthy is an associate professor with thegraduate program in Telecommunications and Networking at theUniversity of Pittsburgh. At Pitt, he regularly teaches courses oncryptography, network security, and wireless communications andnetworks. His research interests are wireless network security,wireless data networks, and position location in indoor wirelessnetworks. He is the coauthor of the books Principles of WirelessNetworks – A Unified Approach and Physical Layer ofCommunication Systems and is a co-editor of InformationAssurance: Dependability and Security in Networked Systems. Heserved as the chair of the IEEE Communications Society PittsburghChapter from 2000 to 2005. He obtained his PhD from WorcesterPolytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, in 1999.
Table of Contents
About the Authors.
1. Introduction to Information Networks.
1.2 Evolution of Wide-Area Networks.
1.3 Evolution of Local Networks.
1.4 Structure of the book.
PART ONE: FUNDAMENTALS OF TRANSMISSION AND ACCESS.
2. Characteristics of the Medium.
2.2 Guided Media.
2.3 Wireless Media.
3. Fundamentals of Physical Layer Transmission.
3.1 Information Transmission.
3.2 Transmission Techniques and Signal Constellation.
3.3 Performance of the Physical Layer.
3.4 Wideband Modems.
4. Coding and Reliable Packet Transmission.
4.2 Source Coding and Framing Techniques.
4.3 FEC Coding.
4.4 Coding for Spread-Spectrum and Code-Division Multiple AccessSystems.
4.5 ARQ Schemes.
4.6 Flow Control Protocols.
5. Medium Access Methods.
5.2 Centralized Assigned Access Schemes.
5.3 Distributed Random Access Networks.
5.4 Integration of Voice and Data Traffic.
PART TWO: WIDE-AREA NETWORKS.
6. The Internet.
6.1 Introduction: Internet Infrastructure.
6.3 Quality of Service.
6.4 Bridges or LAN Switches.
7. Cellular Networks.
7.2 General Architecture of a Cellular Network.
7.3 Mechanisms to Support a Mobile Environment.
7.4 Protocol Stack in Cellular Networks.
7.5 Physical Layer in TDMA Air Interface.
7.6 Physical Layer in CDMA Air Interface.
7.7 Achieving Higher Data Rates in Cellular Networks.
7.8 Deployment of Cellular Networks.
PART THREE: LOCAL AND PERSONAL-AREA NETWORKS.
8. IEEE 802-3 Ethernet.
8.2 Legacy 10 Mb/s Ethernet.
8.3 Evolution of the Physical Layer.
8.4 Emergence of Additional Features for Ethernet.
9. IEEE Wireless Local-Area Network Standards.
9.2 IEEE 802.11 and WLANs.
9.3 IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX).
10. IEEE 802.15 Wireless Personal-Area Network.
10.2 IEEE 802.15.1 Bluetooth.
10.3 Interference between Bluetooth and 802.11.
10.4 IEEE 802.15.3 Ultra Wideband Wireless.
10.5 IEEE 802.15.4 ZigBee.
PART FOUR: SYSTEM ASPECTS.
11. Network Security.
11.2 Network Attacks and Security Issues.
11.3 Protection and Prevention.
11.5 Assessment and Response.
12. Wireless Localization.
12.2 What is Wireless Geolocation?
12.3 RF Location Sensing and Positioning Methodologies.
12.4 LCS Architecture for Cellular Systems.
12.5 Positioning in Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks.
13. Wireless Sensor Networks.
13.2 Sensor Network Applications.
13.3 Sensor Network Architecture and Sensor Devices.
13.4 The PHY Layer in Sensor Networks.
13.5 The MAC Layer in Sensor Networks.
13.6 Higher Layer Issues in Sensor Networks.
Appendix A: What is Decibel?
Appendix B: STC for Two Transmitters and OneReceiver.
Appendix C: Source Coding.
C.1 Source Coding for Voice.
C.2 Source Coding for Images and Video.
Appendix D: Acronyms.
Appendic E: List of Variables.
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