From WPANs to Personal Networks: Technologies and Applications

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Artech House, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 298 pages
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Wireless personal area networks (WPANs) are leading the personalization revolution that is reshaping the telecommunications industry. This comprehensive book offers professionals a solid overview of WPAN's technical foundations, including Bluetooth, and fully explains the cutting-edge technology that enables WPANs, such as the Personal Operating Space (POS). The book covers a range of applications from sensor networks to Ambient Intelligence and the role wireless ad-hoc networks, low-power devices, and security play in these applications. It provides scenarios on how WPANs can be integrated into the current wireless marketplace and how WPANs are emerging as the key component in 4G networks and services. This authoritative volume also provides practitioners with solutions for personal connectivity, a quick reference to current WPAN standards, and insights into future WPAN developments and products.

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About the author (2006)

Ramjee Prasad received his M.Sc. (Eng.) in electronics and communications and his Ph.D. in telecommunications from the Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, India. He is a researcher of hybrid multiple access schemes for wireless personal communications at the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. Dr. Prasad is Wireless Information and Multimedia Chair and Co-Director of the Center for Personkommunikation at Aalborg University. He is the author of CDMA for Wireless Personal Communications (Artech, 1996) and Universal Wireless Personal Communications (Artech, 1998). He is co-author of IP/ATM Mobile Satellite Networks (Artech House, 2002) and OFDM for Wireless Multimedia Communications (Artech House, 2000), and co-editor of Third Generation Mobile Communication Systems (Artech House, 2000), WCDMA: Towards IP Mobility and Mobile Internet (Artech House, 2001), and Wireless IP and Building the Mobile Internet (Artech House, 2003). He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Wireless Personal Communications, Chairman of the IEEE Vehicular Technology and Communications Society Joint Chapter in the Benelux, and Secretary for the Executive Committee of PIMRC.

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