Advanced Wireless Networks: 4G Technologies

Advanced Wireless Networks: 4G Technologies

Author(s): Savo G. Glisic

Published Online: 24 NOV 2006

Print ISBN: 9780470015933

Online ISBN: 9780470035405

DOI: 10.1002/9780470035405

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The major expectation from the fourth generation (4G) of wireless communication networks is to be able to handle much higher data rates, allowing users to seamlessly reconnect to different networks even within the same session.  Advanced Wireless Networks gives readers a comprehensive integral presentation of the main issues in 4G wireless networks, showing the wide scope and inter-relation between different elements of the network.

This book adopts a logical approach, beginning each chapter with introductory material, before proceeding to more advanced topics and tools for system analysis.  Its presentation of theory and practice makes it ideal for readers working with the technology, or those in the midst of researching the topic.

  • Covers mobile, WLAN, sensor, ad hoc, bio-inspired and cognitive networks as well as discussing cross-layer optimisation, adaptability and reconfigurability
  • Includes hot topics such as network management, mobility and hand-offs, adaptive resource management, QoS, and solutions for achieving energy efficient wireless networks
  • Discusses security issues, an essential element of working with wireless networks
  • Supports the advanced university and training courses in the field and includes an extensive list of references

Providing comprehensive coverage of the current status of wireless networks and their future, this book is a vital source of information for those involved in the research and development of mobile communications, as well as the industry players using and selling this technology.

Companion website features three appendices: Components of CRE, Introduction to Medium Access Control and Elements of Queueing Theory

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