List of Figures. List of Tables. Foreword. Preface. 1. Overview of Broadband Satellite Networks. Part I: Principles of Satellite Networks. 2. Basics of Networks. 3. Satellite Systems Engineering Methodology. 4. Network Systems and Examples. 5. Quality of Service in Layered Architecture. Part II: Satellite Network Technical Challenges. 6. Physical and Link Layers. 7. Satellite TCP/IP: Technical Challenges. 8. Satellite ATM: Technical Challenges. 9. Standards and Regulations. Part III: Satellite IP Networks Performance. 10. Quality of Service in IP Networks. 11. Performance of DiffServ Based Satellite IP. 12. Performance of MPLS. 13. Interactive Multimedia over Satellite. Part IV: Satellite ATM Networks Performance. 14. Quality of Service in ATM Networks. 15. Performance Analysis of TCP over Satellite ATM. 16. Bandwidth Allocation - An Example. References. Acronyms. Index. About the Authors.
Broadband Fixed Wireless Access provides a systematic overview of the emerging WiMAX technology, and much of the material is based on the practical experiences of the authors in building new systems. This material will be of significant interest to network architects and developers of broadband fixed wireless access products. With the advent of the IEEE 802.16 standard (has the standard or any part of it been adopted or is likely to be adopted soon?) and next generation equipment, this technology has been growing in interest. The authors discuss applications at microwave frequencies between 2 and 11 GHz that could be attractive options for operators without an existing access infrastructure for reaching end users. This introductory volume demystifies the technology and provides technical exposure to the various system trade-offs. Additionally, the book features the following highlights:
- Detailed modeling of broadband fixed wireless access propagation channel, including new measurements for its time variation
- An extensive overview of the IEEE 802.16 standard
- A tutorial on implementation challenges for WiMAX terminals
- Discussion of the suitability of various multi-antenna techniques
- Elaboration of various techniques, i.e. autodirecting antennas, bridging with WLAN, and multi-hop networking, that can be used to reduce the cost of ownership of a WiMAX network for an operator
The authors cover a wide range of topics, from network deployment to implementation of terminals. Wireless professionals will gain a head start from the information on WiMAX technology. This is a must read book when starting with broadband fixed wireless access.
"This book is by far the most comprehensive and orderly treatment of the subject. It is the work of experts with a wealth of both theoretical and practical experience with the subject and its connecting disciplines. It is an integral work... concepts and notation are at the same consistent level throughout the book. Quality of Service (QoS) is an absolutely critical part of any telecommunication services. This work fills a gap in the literature of what possibilities there are for satellites in providing global Internet services." Excerpted from the Foreword by Raymond L. Pickholtz, The George Washington University
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