an exponential growth in the wireless network space,
close to one billion people subscribe to cellular services
and close to 200 billion, exchange GSM short messages.
Today the wireless industry is the largest industry
in the world.
Wireless being the buzz-word, there is a need for such
books that address the basic networking principles.
Principles of Wireless Networks offers a comprehensive
platform to understand and build any contemporary wireless
network, voice or data-from PCs to wireless LANs, and
Bluetooth to IMT-2000 3G. The use of extensive practical
examples throughout the chapters provide a true systems
approach, illuminating the principles, commonalties,
key differences, and specific implementation issues
associated with virtually every leading wireless system.
The book will be a good reading for software and systems
engineers as well as modern telecommunications engineers
with electrical engineering or computer science backgrounds.
The book begins with an overview on the wireless networks,
principles of air-interface design, and principles of
network deployment and operation. System descriptions
are divided into two parts, which cover legacy, wide
area wireless networks and emerging broadband local
and ad-hoc wireless networks. And there is an emphasis
on higher-layer communications issues.
The book uses examples specifically intended to illustrate
the differences in implementing various systems, ranging
from cellular voice telephony to wireless Internet access.
It provides a detail discussion of physical layer issues,
the implementation of cellular telephone and mobile
data networks based on CDMA, TDMA, and GSM. It covers
key wideband local access technologies: IEEE 802.11
WLANs, HIPERLAN, connection-based voice-oriented WATM,
OFDM, and UWB (UltraWideBand). It also focuses on wireless
geolocation and indoor positioning techniques and systems.
It's a good guide that provides insights and techniques
needed to begin building any wireless system.
Title: Principles of Wireless Networks - A unified
Author: Kaveh Pahlavan and Prashant Krishnamurthy
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd