1st Edition

A Textbook on ATM Telecommunications Principles and Implementation

By P. S. Neelakanta Copyright 2000

    With quantum leaps in science and technology occurring at breakneck speed, professionals in virtually every field face a daunting task-practicing their discipline while keeping abreast of new advances and applications in their filed. In no field is this more applicable than in the rapidly growing field of telecommunications engineering. Practicing engineers who work with ATM technology on a daily basis must not only keep their skill sharp in areas such as ATM network interfaces, protocols, and standards, but they must also stay informed, about new classes of ATM applications.

    A Textbook on ATM Telecommunications gives active telecommunications engineers the advantage they need to stay sharp in their field. From the very basics of ATM to state-of-the-art applications, it covers the gamut of topics related to this intriguing switching and multiplexing strategy.

    Starting with an introduction to telecommunications, this text combines the theory underlying broadband communications technology with applied practical instruction and lessons gleaned from industry. The author covers fundamental communications and network theory, followed by applied ATM networking. Each chapter includes design exercises as well as worked examples .

    A Textbook on ATM Telecommunications includes examples of design and implementation-making it an ideal took for both aspiring and practicing telecommunication professionals.


    An Outline on Telecommunication Systems: Past and Present
    Evolution of Modern Telecommunication
    What is an Integrated Broadband Communication Network?
    State-of-the-Art Aspects of Telecommunication in the View-Points of Subscribers, Service-Providers and Equipment Vendors
    ATM-A Solution Towards High Performance Telecommunication
    Bibliography and Appendices
    Basics of Electrical Communication Systems
    Evolution of Electrical Communication Systems
    Wireline and Wireless Systems
    Concept of Source-Channel-Sink as a Communication System
    Information, Channel Capacity and Bandwidth: Voice, Video and Data
    Ideal and Nonideal Aspects of Teletransfer of Information
    Semantic and Temporal Nonidealities: Noise, Errors, and Delays in Telecommunication
    Modulation/Demodulation Techniques: Multiple Access Considerations, Coding, etc.
    Bibliography, Appendices and Problems
    Basics of Telecommunication Networks
    Telecommunication Networks: Info-transfer Systems
    Circuit-Switching and Pocket-Switching Principles
    Bits, Frames, Packets and Cells
    Multiplexing and Demultiplexing Concepts
    Statistics of the Telecommunication Traffics: Models
    Carrier Systems
    Bibliography, Appendices and Problems
    Transfer Modes of Teleinformation
    Synchronous Transfer Mode (STM)
    Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
    Concept of Integrated System of Digital Networks (ISDN)
    Broadband-ISDN: Emergence of ATM
    Virtual Channel Transmission
    ATM Network Interfaces, Protocols and Standards
    Bibliography, Appendices and Problems
    SONET and SDH
    Synchronous Optics Network (SONET) and Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
    SONET/SDH Transmissions and Broadband Framing
    Access to ATM Backbone Services
    Fiber as the Physical Medium
    Optical Power Budget Calculations
    Optical Link Design: Examples
    Bibliography, Appendices and Problems
    ATM Signaling
    Control Plane
    Signaling Approach: Phased Evolution
    Signaling Standards
    Signaling Protocols: Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint Signaling, etc.
    Signaling Functions
    Call-Connection Control, Call-Reference, Message Format, etc.
    Broadband Signaling-Specific Considerations
    Bibliography, Appendices and Problems
    ATM Switching
    ATM Switching: Hardware Aspects of Asynchronous Switching
    Switching Element, Switching Fabrics and Scaling
    Switching Architectures: Routing Basics and Shared Memory (Bus) Concepts
    Multicasting and Broadcasting: Matrices, Copy Networks, etc.
    ATM Switching Characteristics
    Subscriber Line Modules and Trunk Modules
    Cell-Header, Processing in Switch Fabrics
    Delays and Buffering at the Switches: Models
    Bibliography, Appendices and Problems
    Traffic Control in ATM Networks
    Traffic Controls Aspects in ATM
    Call Admission Control: Traffic Policing
    Traffic Descriptors and Quality of Service (QOS) Parameters
    Source Characteristics: Constant Bit Rate (CBR) and Variable Bit Rate Traffics
    Cell-Transfer Delays (CTD) and Cell Delay Variances (CDV)
    Traffic Shaping
    Resource Management and Congestion Control, etc.
    CAC Algorithms: Leaky-Bucket Concept, etc.
    Bibliography, Appendices and Problems
    Applications of ATM Technology
    New Classes of Applications of ATM
    Migration to ATM: ATM Enabled Systems
    Implementation Examples: Classical Versions
    Implementation Examples: LAN Emulations
    Implementation Examples: ATM and Frame Relay, SMDS, etc.
    ATM Workgroup and Campus Networks
    ATM in PSTN
    ATM Performance in Multiprotocol Backbone
    ATM for VoD, etc.
    Bibliography, Appendices, Customer-Case Study Examples and Problems
    Wirless ATM
    Basics of Wireless Telecommunication
    Narrowband and Broadband Systems
    Wireline versus Wireless Telecommunication
    Cellular Systems/Mobile Communication: Multiple Access Considerations
    Wireless Communication-Fading and BER Problems in B-ISDN Ambients
    Mobile/Wireless ATM Network Concept
    Hand-off Control and Location Management
    Signaling/Control Protocols
    QOS Control MAC, DLC and Wireless Network Control Functions
    ATM plus Mobility?
    Bibliography, Appendices and Problems


    Neelakanta, P. S.