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A Textbook on ATM Telecommunications

Principles and Implementation, 1st Edition

By P. S. Neelakanta

CRC Press

832 pages

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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.


Table of Contents


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


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 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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications