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2nd Edition

Encyclopedia of Wireless and Mobile Communications - Three Volume Set

Edited By

Borko Furht

ISBN 9781466509566
Published December 18, 2012 by CRC Press
2819 Pages

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Book Description

The bestselling first edition of Encyclopedia of Wireless and Mobile Communications filled a need for a comprehensive yet concise resource that made important information easily accessible. Updated and expanded to keep pace with the ever-evolving field of telecommunications, this second is poised to do the same.

From acoustic communications and data compression to optical fibers and wireless sensor networks, this new edition provides 59 new entries on essential topics in the wireless and mobile communications field. Collectively, approximately 230 entries encompass the foundations, technologies, applications, and emerging elements of this dynamic field.

Containing the contributions of more than 400 leading experts from around the world, this reference covers the complete range of both fundamental and advanced issues in telecommunications—including 3G and 4G systems, OFDM systems, and emerging applications.

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Table of Contents

Topical Table of Contents

3G Systems. 4G Systems. Access Methods. Ad Hoc Networks. Adaptation Techniques. Antenna Systems. Applications. Bluetooth. CDMA Networks. Cellular Systems. Coding Techniques. Content Repurposing. Diversity Techniques. IEEE 802.11 WLAN. Location Based Systems and Services. MANET. Mobile Communications and Systems. Mobility Management. Modulation Techniques. Multimedia. OFDM Systems. Optical Networks. Peer-to-Peer Systems. Power Control. Quality of Services. Radio Systems. Resource Management. RF Systems. Routing. Security. TDMA Systems. Ultra-Wide Band Systems.
Wireless Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM). Wireless Internet. Wireless LAN. Wireless Mesh Networks. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs).

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Borko Furht is professor and chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida. He is also Director of the NSF-sponsored Industry/University Cooperative Research Center at FAU. Before joining FAU, he was a vice president of research and a senior director of development at Modcomp (Ft. Lauderdale), a computer company of Daimler Benz, Germany, a professor at University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and a senior researcher in the Institute Boris Kidric-Vinca, Yugoslavia.

Professor Furht received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Belgrade. His current research is in multimedia systems, video coding and compression, 3D video and image systems, video databases, wireless multimedia, and Internet computing. He has been Principal Investigator and Co-PI of several multiyear, multimillion dollar projects on Coastline Security Technologies funded by the Department of Navy; One Pass to Production funded by Motorola; and NSF PIRE project on Global Living Laboratory for Cyber Infrastructure Application Enablement an NSF High-Performance Computing Project. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the areas of multimedia, computer architecture, real-time computing, and operating systems. He is a founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer).

He has received several technical and publishing awards, and has consulted for many high-tech companies including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, General Electric, JPL, NASA, Honeywell, and RCA, and has been an expert witness for Cisco and Qualcomm. He has also served as a consultant to various colleges and universities. He has given many invited talks, keynote lectures, seminars, and tutorials. He served on the Board of Directors of several high-tech companies.


Praise for the Bestselling First Edition:

Edited by Furht, a prolific researcher and writer … . Numerous illustrations and tables help reinforce the text. This encyclopedia is an excellent resource for both basic and advanced concepts … will be useful for libraries that support programs in computer science and engineering, or electrical engineering—especially those that focus on wireless and mobile communications. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.
M. Knee, University at Albany, SUNY, in CHOICE, November 2008