Connecting to the Future of Wireless Data Technologies
Presenting complex subjects without getting into advanced mathematics, Wireless and Mobile Data Networks gives students and professionals a comprehensive overview of major wireless network architectures and standards.
The opening chapters introduce wireless data network types, architectures, and wireless local area network (WLAN) components. The author follows with physical and medium access control layers of WLANs, mobile IP, and session initiation protocol (SIP); then expands on other relevant topics, such as wide area wireless data networks, security in wireless data networks, routing in ad hoc network, and wireless personal area networks (WPAN); followed by the wireless metropolitan area networks (MANs).
This up-to-the-minute and in-depth coverage of how key standards and protocols work includes:
- Wireless LAN architectures, such as IEEE 802.11
- Wireless PAN architectures, such as Bluetooth (IEEE 802.15.1), IEEE 802.15.3/3a (high data rate and UWB-based PANs), and IEEE 802.15.4 (low power, low data rate PANs)
- Wireless broadband access, such as IEEE 802.16/16a
- Comparisons between architectures, such as IEEE Wireless MANs (IEEE 802.16 and 802.16a) compared to the European Union approaches (HIPERACCESS and HIPERMAN)
- 3G cellular standards, including CDMA2000® and W-CDMA
- Ad hoc networks
- Security in wireless data networks
Wireless and Mobile Data Networks is both an up-to-date reference for IT professionals and a comprehensive textbook for advanced communications and computer science students.
About the Author
AFTAB AHMAD received his DSc in communications from The George Washington University. Currently, he is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Norfolk State University. He has published a number of research papers and a book, Data Communication Principles: For Fixed and Wireless Networks. His current research involves ad hoc network routing, wireless network planning, Quality of Service (QoS)–based call control in IP radio access networks (IP-RAN), and QoS routing with IP.