3. Basic concepts and definitions: Wireless protocol and communication concepts

  1. Carl Eklund,
  2. Roger B. Marks,
  3. Subbu Ponnuswamy,
  4. Kenneth L. Stanwood and
  5. Nico J.M. van Waes

Published Online: 3 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118098875.ch3

WirelessMAN®: Inside the IEEE 802.16™ Standard for Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks

WirelessMAN®: Inside the IEEE 802.16™ Standard for Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks

How to Cite

Eklund, C., Marks, R. B., Ponnuswamy, S., Stanwood, K. L. and van Waes, N. J.M. (2011) Basic concepts and definitions: Wireless protocol and communication concepts, in WirelessMAN®: Inside the IEEE 802.16™ Standard for Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118098875.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 10 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780738148427

Online ISBN: 9781118098875

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Keywords:

  • frequency bands;
  • channels;
  • spectrum;
  • coexistence;
  • wireless networks

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Frequency bands

  • Types of wireless networks

  • Wireless network topologies

  • RF propagation

  • Antennas

  • Physical layer (PHY)

  • Duplexing, multiplexing, and multiple access

  • Data units

  • Quality of service (QoS)

  • Medium access control layer (MAC)