Fourth-Generation Wireless Networks: Applications and Innovations: Applications and Innovations

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Adibi, Sasan
IGI Global, Dec 31, 2009 - Business & Economics - 836 pages
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Fourth generation wireless networks are expected to provide comprehensive and secure IP-based solutions, facilitating existing and emerging services such as voice, data, streamed multimedia, sensory, e-health, and social networking. It is expected that 4G will be provided to users on an "Anytime, Anywhere" basis and at much higher data rates compared to the current and previous mobile generations.

Fourth-Generation Wireless Networks: Applications and Innovations presents a vision for the coming years in terms of emerging fourth generation (4G) wireless technology trends and best practices. It explores the resulting challenges and technical opportunities that will arise in creating and delivering 4G networks for the emerging applications and services. This book also examines the fundamentals of advanced physical layer and radio resource management as the basis for cross layer and cross network optimization that will emerge for increased mobility and services in video, cloud computing virtualization, entertainment, education, health, and security.

This book have been organized especially for researchers, students, network engineers and designers and leaders of emerging companies, decision makers in standards, consumers, and product developers.

 

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Excellent source of information for the next generation mobile networks and architectures.

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Fourth-generation wireless networks: applications and innovations is a diverse collection of high impact chapters on the fourth generation wireless technologies and beyond. The book is highly recommended for professionals and software developers interested to learn about the road-map to 4G network architectures and developments. 

Contents

Wireless CommunicationHistoryand Visions
xxiv
Preface
xlvii
Acknowledgment
xlix
Evolution of PersonalWireless BroadbandServices from 3G to 4G
1
A New Global UbiquitousConsumer Environment for 4GWireless Communications
20
4G Access Network Architecture
46
Architecture for IPBasedNext GenerationRadio Access Network
61
An IPv6 Perspective
77
An EndtoEnd QoS Frameworkfor Vehicular Mobile Networks
377
LTE Mobility Solutionsat Network Level forGlobal Convergence
405
Handover Optimization for4G Wireless Networks
424
Survey of CrossLayerOptimization Techniquesfor Wireless Networks
453
CrossLayer Joint Optimizationof Multimedia Transmissionsover IP Based Wireless Networks
469
Challenges and Solutions
494
Aspects of OFDMBased 3GLTE Terminal Implementation
526
The Use of OrthogonalFrequency Code DivisionOFCD Multiplexing in WirelessMesh Network WMN
565

HWN FrameworkTowards 4G MobileCommunication Networks
100
User Experience in 4G Networks
125
Adoption and Dangers
146
Potential Scenarios andDrivers of the 4G Evolution
181
Knowledge Sharing toImprove Routing andFuture 4G Networks
193
Towards Cooperative 4G Services
228
Next Generation BroadbandServices from HighAltitude Platforms
249
RadiooverFibreNetworks for 4G
268
MAC Protocol of WiMAXMesh Network
292
Advanced SchedulingSchemes in 4G Systems
313
EndtoEnd Quality of Servicein Evolved Packet Systems
361
Parallel ConcatenatedSpreading Matrices OFDM
582
Why Complementary Codes?
596
Configurable and ScalableTurbo Decoder for 4GWireless Receivers
622
Parallel Soft Spherical Detectionfor Coded MIMO Systems
644
Capacity Estimation ofOFDMABased WirelessCellular Networks
666
Maximizing Diversity through Relaying
684
Compilation of References
710
About the Contributors
758
Index
777
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Sasan Adibi is currently a Technical Staff Member of Advanced Research at Research In Motion (RIM). He is also expected to graduate from University of Waterloo in 2010 with a Ph.D. degree from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He has an extensive research background mostly in the areas of Quality of Service (QoS) and Security. He is the first author of +25 journal/conference/book chapter/white paper publications. He also has strong industry experiences, having worked in numerous high-tech companies, including Nortel Networks and Siemens Canada.

Amin Mobasher has recently joined Research In Motion (RIM) as a Member, Technical Staff in Advanced Technology laboratory after his short visit at Stanford University. He earned his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada in Dec. 2007. From Jan. 2008 until Jan. 2009, he was working as a member technical staff in the Advanced Technology Lab in RIM on LTE and LTE-A 3GPP standards. Between Jan. 2009 and Oct. 2009, he was with Smart Antenna Research Group (SARG) in Stanford University as a Visiting Scholar. His research interests are MIMO-OFDM systems, Optimization in Communication Systems, Network Coding, Relays, Interference Mitigation, and physical layer in 3GPP LTE and LTE-A standards. He is the recipient of several awards including Ontario Graduate Scholarship and University of Waterloo Presidential Award in 2006. He also received an NSERC Industrial R&D Fellowship and an NSERC post-doctoral Fellowship award in 2007 and 2008, respectively.

Mostafa Tofighbakhsh is a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the Radio Technology Architecture group Bell Labs at AT&T. He holds a JD (1995) and completed his Ph.D. requirements for electrical engineering & computer science at GWU(1990). He taught graduate courses from 1996- 2001 at various universities as an adjunct including GWU and Southeastern University. He chaired the WiMax Forum application working group forum 2004 – 2009. He has contributed broadly in major technical conferences and he is currently involved in application performance studies and cross layer optimization and radio layer APIs. He is a Senior Member of ACM, IEEE and a member of many industry standard forums. [Editor]

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