Focusing on qualitative descriptions and realistic explanations of relationships between wireless systems and performance parameters, INTRODUCTION TO WIRELESS AND MOBILE SYSTEMS, 4e explains the general principles of how wireless systems work, how mobility is supported, what the underlying infrastructure is, and what interactions are needed among different functional components. Rather than offering a thorough history of the development of wireless technologies or an exhaustive list of work being carried out, the authors help computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering students learn this exciting technology through relevant examples, such as understanding how a cell phone starts working as soon as they get out of an airplane. This edition offers the most extensive coverage of Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks available for the course and includes up-to-date coverage of the latest wireless technologies.
Coverage of recent advances in the final chapter emphasizes the research work being carried out in wireless and mobile computing areas.
Students are encouraged to use one of the simulators (ns-2, OPNET, or other stable simulators) to get a feel for overall system complexity.
Open-ended projects and class-tested laboratory experiments that can be used for projects in many chapters provide students with hands-on experience.
Each chapter ends with a summary and problems to help students master the material.
Up-to-date and comprehensive coverage helps students develop a clear understanding of how the mobility of cell phones is supported.
Only the necessary mathematical formulas are provided so students can appreciate their usefulness in numerous wireless and mobile system applications without being overwhelmed by mathematical detail.
Detailed discussions explore how ad hoc and sensor networks are finding increasing use in military and commercial applications.
The authors demonstrate how the introduction of the Bluetooth standard has revolutionized the field with easy replacement of connectors.
New to this Edition
A separate Chapter 12 on Access Points and Variants has been added due to their rapid adoption.
A new Chapter 16 covers security and privacy aspects of different wireless technologies.
The Sensor Networks chapter has been enhanced to reflect the latest advances in the field.
New coverage has been added on 3GPP, WiMax, and LTE.
Discussions on the latest wireless technologies, including two-tier visual sensor network, application of coding in wireless multi-hop networks, Delay Tolerant and Mobile Opportunistic Network, 5-G and beyond, Android and iOS, and Internet of Things have been added to the book's final chapter.
Table of Contents 1. INTRODUCTION.
2. PROBABILITY, STATISTICS, AND TRAFFIC THEORIES.
3. MOBILE RADIO PROPAGATION.
4. CHANNEL CODING AND ERROR CONTROL.
5. CELLULAR CONCEPT.
6. MULTIPLE RADIO ACCESS.
7. MULTIPLE DIVISION TECHNIQUES FOR TRAFFIC CHANNELS.
8. TRAFFIC CHANNEL ALLOCATION.
9. MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS.
10. NETWORK PROTOCOLS.
11. EXISTING WIRELESS SYSTEMS.
12. ACCESS POINTS AND VARIANTS.
13. AD HOC NETWORKS.
14. SENSOR NETWORKS..
15. WIRELESS LAN, PANS, BANS, AND MANS.
16. SECURITY AND PRIVACY IN WIRELESS NETWORKS.
17. SATELLITE SYSTEMS.
18. RECENT ADVANCES IN WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES.
Dharma P. Agrawal University of Cincinnati Qing-An Zeng University of Cincinnati