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Technology Trends in Wireless Communications

Technology Trends in Wireless Communications by Ramjee Prasad
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Whether gaming, constant communications and connectivity, or streaming video and audio is the future killer app that keeps consumers reaching for mobile devices, you can turn to this book for the hands-on technology details you need to know to prepare yourself and your organizations for tomorrow’s world of wireless multimedia. The books includes in-depth discussions on the hottest topics in this area, including AAA, multiple access protocols, IPv6 and adaptive technologies. Such resource management strategies as power control, user admission techniques, and congestion control are fully explained, helping you design wireless multimedia systems that provide the required degree of quality of service by effectively utilizing limited radio resources.

Other resource management strategies covered include adaptive transmission and reception techniques. The difference in designing packet networks for real-time services is compared to the current design for non real-time services. Moreover, existing and emerging technologies for supporting Wireless Personal Area Networks are explained, along with possible applications and devices. The book concludes with a look at a “Uniform Global Infrastructure” that can be achieved with the technologies explained in previous chapters.

Contents:

TCP over wireless links - Standard TCP/IP protocol. TCP Enhancements. Data Link Layer Approach. New trends in Wireless Networks Design.

Adaptive Technologies - Adaptive Modulation. Adaptive Error Control. Multi-layer adaptivity. Hardware and Software Implementations.

Radio Resource Management (RRM) for wireless multimedia communications - General formulation of the RRM problem. RMM in GPRS. RMM in UMTS. RMM in future wireless systems.

Real Time Services - Packet networks for real-time services. Basics of Video Compression. Streaming Video. Voice over IP.

Personal Area Networks (PAN) - PAN Concept. State of the Art. Technical Challenges in Future PANs. Broadband-PAN.

Future Vision - Scientific approach. Adaptive and scalable interfaces. Reconfigurable Ambient Networks. Optical Network Technologies. Multimedia user interfaces and context-aware technologies. Flexible platforms.

Ramjee Prasad is Director, Center for Teleinfrastruktur (CTIF), Aalborg University. He is the author of CDMA for Wireless Personal Communications (Artech, 1996) and Universal Wireless Personal Communications (Artech, 1998). Dr. Prasad earned his Ph.D. in communications from the Birla Institute of Technology.

Laura Ruggieri is a professor of telecommunications at the University Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy. A Senior Member of the IEEE, she received her Laurea degree in electronics engineering from the University Roma Tor Vergata.

Artech House; March 2003
328 pages; ISBN 9781580536387
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Title: Technology Trends in Wireless Communications
Author: Ramjee Prasad