Introduction to Wireless and Mobile Systems

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Cengage Learning, Jun 10, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 582 pages
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This text explains the general principles of how wireless systems work, how mobility is supported, what the underlying infrastructure is and what interactions are needed among different functional components. Designed as a textbook appropriate for undergraduate or graduate courses in Computer Science (CS), Computer Engineering (CE), and Electrical Engineering (EE), Introduction to Wireless and Mobile Systems third edition focuses on qualitative descriptions and the realistic explanations of relationships between wireless systems and performance parameters. Rather than offering a thorough history behind the development of wireless technologies or an exhaustive list of work being carried out, the authors help CS, CE, and EE students learn this exciting technology through relevant examples such as understanding how a cell phone starts working as soon as they get out of an airplane.
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So I am forced to take this class by my college and THOUGHT I was taking a class on wireless for network administrators--wrong! This book at least from my point of view would be something to read if one, you wanted to be a cellular engineer, two wanted to know nothing about real-world wireless deployments and uses in the work place or three, really wanted to go to sleep. None of this book so far makes any sense! I have done wireless for years, wireless deployments, site surveys, spectrum analysis for customers etc. I was excited to take this class because I thought it was going to further my knowledge and be of great help. Then, I opened this book. Sorry but NO ONE will ever use the math in this book--no one. The book is TERRIBLE! I am ashamed to even give it one star. What was ANY school thinking when they picked this book to teach INTRO to wireless? 


Probability Statistics and Traffic Theories
Mobile Radio Propagation
Channel Coding and Error Control
Cellular Concept
Multiple Radio Access
Multiple Division Techniques for Traffic Channels
Traffic Channel Allocation
Existing Wireless Systems
Satellite Systems
Ad Hoc Networks
Sensor Networks
Wireless LANs MANs and PANs
Recent Advances
Erlang B Table

Network Protocols
Mobile Communication Systems

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Dr. Dharma P. Agrawal is the Ohio Board of Regents Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and the founding director for the Center for Distributed and Mobile Computing in the Department of ECECS, University of Cincinnati, Ohio. His current research interests include energy efficient routing, information retrieval, and secured communication in ad hoc and sensor networks, effective handoff handling and multicasting in integrated wireless networks, interference analysis in piconets and routing in scatternet, and use of smart directional antennas for enhanced QoS. He has served as an editor of the IEEE Computer Magazine and the IEEE Transactions on Computers. He has received numerous certificates and awards from the IEEE Computer Society, including a "Third Millennium Medal" for outstanding contributions. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, AAAS and WIF.

Qing-An Zeng is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Systems Technology at North Carolina A&T State University. He has authored over one hundred publications including books, book chapters, refereed journal papers, and conference papers in the areas of Wireless and Mobile Networks, Handoff, Resource Management, Mobility Management, Heterogeneous Networks, Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, Wireless Internet, Quality of Service (QoS), Security, Ultra-wideband (UWB), Network on Chip (NoC), Power Line Communication (PLC), Vehicle Communications, Smart Grid, Big Data Analysis, Social Networks, System Modeling and Performance Analysis, and Queuing Theory. Dr. Zeng is a senior member of IEEE.

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