2nd Edition

Encyclopedia of Wireless and Mobile Communications - Three Volume Set

Edited By Borko Furht
    2819 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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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    Volume I:

    3G Systems: Accounting Principles and Billing Models; Zoheir Ezziane
    3G Telephony Control Stack: Interactive Playback Control of Video; Michele Covell, Sumit Roy, Bo Shen, and Frederic Huve
    4G Mobile Systems: Multimedia Content Transmission; Antonio Cuevas Casado and Jose Ignacio Moreno
    4G Mobile Systems: Radio Resource Management; Alexandros Kaloxylos, Ioannis Modeas, Nikos Passas, and George Lampropoulos
    Access Methods; Bernd-Peter Paris
    Ad Hoc Networks: GPS-Based Routing Algorithm; Young-Joo Suh, Won-Ik Kim, and Dong-Hee Kwon
    Ad Hoc Networks: Power-Conservative Designs; Yu-Chee Tseng and Ting-Yu Lin
    Ad Hoc Networks: Security; Patroklos Argyroudis and Donal O’Mahony
    Ad Hoc Networks: Technologies; Marco Conti
    Adaptation Techniques; Hüseyin Arslan
    Ad-Coop Positioning System: Embedded Kalman Filter Data Fusion; Simone Frattasi and João Figueiras
    Auditory Interfaces for Mobile Devices; Jaka Sodnik, Christina Dicke, and Saso Tomazic
    Authentication and Privacy; Thomas M. Chen and Nhut Nguyen
    Bluetooth Systems; William Stallings
    Body Area Networks; Bin Wang and Yong Pei
    Broadcasting Multimedia Transport: 3G and Future Mobile Networks; Ramakrishna Vedantham and Igor D.D. Curcio
    CDMA Networks; Tero Ojanperä and Steven D. Gray
    CDMA Networks: Microcells; Raymond Steele
    Cellular Base Stations: Open Standards; Gerry Leavey and Steven Gorshe
    Cellular Data Networks: Handoff and Rerouting; Gopal Racherla and Sridhar Radhakrishnan
    Cellular Signaling: Modeling Dynamics; Jian-Qin Liu and Kenji Leibnitz
    Cellular Systems; Lal C. Godara
    Cellular Systems: 1G; Lal C. Godara
    Cellular Systems: 2G; Lal C. Godara
    Cellular Systems: 3G; Lal C. Godara
    Channel Assignment: Fixed and Dynamic; Bijan Jabbari
    Cognitive Networks: Rendezvous and Coordination; Paul D. Sutton and Linda E. Doyle
    Cognitive Networks: Routing Models; Luca De Nardis and Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto
    Cognitive Radio Implementation; Timothy R. Newman, Alexander M. Wyglinski, and Joseph B. Evans
    Cognitive Radio Networks: Biologically Inspired Dynamic Spectrum Access; Baris Atakan and Ozgur B. Akan
    Cognitive Radio Networks: Multi-User Sensing and Power Control; Tianzhou He and Xin Wang
    Cognitive Radio Networks: Resource Allocation; S. Anand and R. Chandramouli
    Cognitive Radio Networks: Spectrum Sensing Algorithms; Won-Yeol Lee, Kaushik R. Chowdhury, and Mehmet C. Vuran
    Cognitive Radio Networks: Spectrum Usage Modeling and Forecasting; Lutfa Akter, Balasubramaniam Natarajan, and Caterina Scoglio
    Compact Dual-Band Direct-Conversion CMOS Transceiver; Zhiwei Xu, Charles Chien, and M.C. Frank Chang
    Content Repurposing: Multimedia; Shamim Hossain and Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
    Content Repurposing: Ontology-Based Approach for Mobile Devices; Mohan Ponnada and Nalin Sharda
    Content-Enriched Communication: Social Uses of Interactive TV; Konstantinos Chorianopoulos
    Coordinated Multi-Device Presentations: Ambient-Audio Identification; Michael Fink, Michele Covell, and Shumeet Baluja
    Cordless Telephone Standard CT-2; Lajos Hanzo
    Delay-Tolerant Monitoring: Mobility-Assisted WSNs; Abdelmajid Khelil, Faisal Karim Shaikh, Azad Ali, Neeraj Suri, and Christian Reinl
    Delay-Tolerant Networking; Maode Ma, Chao Lu, and Hui Li
    Delay-Tolerant Networking: Mobile P2P; Angela Sara Cacciapuoti, Marcello Caleffi, and Luigi Paura
    Delay-Tolerant Networking: Routing Taxonomy and Design; Thrasyvoulos V. Spyropoulos, Rao Naveed Bin Rais, Thierry Turletti, Katia Obraczka, and Athanasias Vasilakos
    Diversity Techniques; Quazi Mehbubar Rahman and Mohamed Ibnkahla
    Dynamic Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs): Architecture and Modeling; Symeon Papavassiliou and Jin Zhu
    EDGE; Syed Ahson
    Emerging Wireless Networks: Management Challenges; Jianguo Ding, Ilangko Balasingham, and Pascal Bouvry
    Generic Context Management Framework: Contextual Reasoning; Herma van Kranenburg, Niels Snoeck, Hans Zandbelt, and Martin Wibbels
    GPRS; Syed Ahson
    Green Mobile Communications; O. Holland, V. Friderikos, and A.H. Aghvami
    GSM; George N. Aggélou
    Handoff Prioritization: Early Blocking; Jörg Diederich and Martina Zitterbart
    Healthcare Computing Devices: Cardiac Arrhythmia Monitoring and Detection Techniques; Redjem Bouhenguel and Imad Mahgoub
    Heterogeneous Networks IP Multimedia Subsystem-Based Testbed; Luying Zhou, Lek Heng Ngoh, Teck Yoong Chai, Teck Kiong Lee, Xu Shao, and Joseph Chee Ming Teo
    Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs); Mihaela Cardei and Yinying Yang
    High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) Cells: Teletraffic Engineering; Maciej Stasiak, Piotr Zwierzykowski, and Mariusz Glatabowski
    High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA): Indoor Planning; Tero Isotalo, Panu Lähdekorpi, and Jukka Lempiäinen
    High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA): TD-SCDMA; Shuping Chen, Wenbo Wang, and Dong Zhao
    High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA): Radio Access Network Design; Jamil Yusuf Khan and Xinzhi Yan
    High-Speed Wireless Internet Access: Multiantenna Technology; Angel Lozano
    IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs (WLANs); José Antonio Garcia-Macias and Leyla Toumi
    IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs (WLANs): Clustering and Roaming Techniques; Ahmed K. Elhakeem
    IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs (WLANs): Quality of Service (QoS) Support; José Villalón, Francisco Mico, Pedro Cuenca, and Luis Orozco-Barbosa
    IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs (WLANs): Security; Costos Lambrinoudakis and Stefanos Gritzalis
    IEEE 802.15.4: Low Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (PANs); Mirela I. Fonoage and Mihaela Cardei
    IEEE 802.15.4: MAC Layer Attacks in Sensor Clusters; Vojislav Mišić and Jobaida Begum
    IEEE 802.16 Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMANs); Carlos de M. Cordeiro and Dharma P. Agrawal
    IEEE 802.16 Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMANs): Resource Management; Mehri Mehrjoo and Xuemin Sherman Shen
    IEEE 802.16d: Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMax); Mani Subramanian
    Image and Video Communication: Joint Source Channel Coding; Muhammad Farooq Sabir, Robert W. Heath Jr., and Alan C. Bovik
    Image and Video Communication: Power Optimized; Muhammad Farooq Sabir, Robert W. Heath Jr., and Alan C. Bovik
    Image and Video Communication: Source-Channel Distortion Modeling; Muhammad Farooq Sabir, Alan C. Bovik, and Robert W. Heath Jr.
    Integrated Wireless LANs (WLANs) and Cellular Networks: Managing Handovers; George Lampropoulos, Nikos Passas, Alexandros Kaloxylos, and Lazaros Merakos
    Intelligent Mobile Applications; Ben Falchuk
    Intelligent Mobile Applications: Deployment; Claudia Canali, Michele Colajanni, and Riccardo Lancellotti
    IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS); Mojca Volk, Mitja Stular, Janez Bester, Andrej Kos, and Saso Tomazic
    IP Networks: Personal Mobility Challenges; Björn Landfeldt, Jonathan Chan, Binh Thai, and Aruna Seneviratne
    IP Networks: Terminal Mobility Challenges; Björn Landfeldt, Jonathan Chan, Binh Thai, and Aruna Seneviratne
    IP Networks: User Mobility; Björn Landfeldt, Jonathan Chan, Binh Thai, and Aruna Seneviratne

    Volume II:

    Land Mobile Communication Systems: Phased-Array Antennas; Hiroyo Ogawa, Hiroyuki Tsuji, Ami Kanazawa, Ryu Miura, and Masato Tanaka
    Location-Based Services; Ben Falchuk, Dave Famolari, and Shoshana Loeb
    Long Term Evolution (LTE) of Mobile Radio Communications; Grega Jakus and Saso Tomazic
    MANET; Marco Conti
    MANET: Clustering Techniques; Jane Yang Yu and Peter Han Joo Chong
    MANET: Location-Aware Routing; Yu-Chee Tseng and Chih-Shun Hsu
    MANET: Multicast Protocols; Xiao Chen and Jie Wu
    MANET: Multicasting; Dewan Tanvir Ahmed and Shervin Shirmohammadi
    MANET: Network Mobility as a Control Primitive; Aravindhan Venkateswaran, Venkatesh Sarangan, Sridhar Radhakrishnan, and Raj Acharya
    MANET: Routing Protocols; Ha Duyen Trung and Watit Benjapolakul
    MANET: Selfish Behavior on Packet Forwarding; Djamel Djenouri and Nadjib Badache
    Media Streaming: Transmission Strategies in P2P Networks; K.M. Ho, Kwok Tung Lo, and Jian Feng
    Microcells; Raymond Steele
    MIMO: Wireless Communications; Sreco Plevel, Saso Tomazic, Tornaz Javornik, and Gorazd Kandus
    Mobile Ad Hoc Networks; Jonathan Loo, Shafiullah Khan, and Ali Naser Al-Khwildi
    Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Key Management; Sudip Misra and Sumit Goswami
    Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Modeling and Simulation Tools; Kayhan Erciyes, Orhan Dagdeviren, Deniz Cokuslu, Onur Yılmaz, and Hasan Gumus
    Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Routing Protocols; Jonathan Loo, Shafiullah Khan, and Ali Naser Al-Khwildi
    Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Security Threats; Sevil Sen, John A. Clark, and Juan E. Tapiador
    Mobile and Wireless Technologies: Spatial Presence; Katharine Willis
    Mobile Commerce; Abul Faiz Muhad Ishaq and Mohammad Mohsin
    Mobile Communications: 4G; Jaka Sodnik, Mitja Stular, Veljko Milutinovic, and Saso Tomazic
    Mobile Communications: Call Admission Control; Jenjoab Virapanicharoen and Watit Benjapolakul
    Mobile Communications: Coding Techniques; Quazi Mehbubar Rahman and Mohamed Ibnkahla
    Mobile Communications: Locating Position of Mobile Stations; Watit Benjapolakul
    Mobile Communications: Power Control; Wasimon Panichpattanakul and Watit Benjapolakul
    Mobile Computing: Context-Aware; Daniel Schall, Christoph Dorn, and Schahram Dustdar
    Mobile Devices: Quality of Service (QoS) Adaptation Using MPEG-21; Marios C. Angelides and Anastasis A. Sofokleous
    Mobile Games: Multiplayer; Predrag Maksimovic and Imad Mahgoub
    Mobile Health: Wireless Body Sensor Network Integration; Kevin Hung, Shudi Bao, and Yuan-Ting Zhang
    Mobile Internet Technologies; Christoph Dorn, Daniel Schall, and Schahram Dustdar
    Mobile IP; Andrianus Yofy and Watit Benjapolakul
    Mobile Multimedia Transmission: Codecs; Nalin Sharda and Mladen Georgievski
    Mobile Music; Marco Furini
    Mobile P2P: Computing; Dewan Tanvir Ahmed and Shervin Shirmohammadi
    Mobile P2P: Data Retrieval and Caching; Andrew Roczniak and Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
    Mobile Peer-to-Peer Networks: Super-Peer-Based; Sathish Rajasekhar, Ibrahim Khalil, and Zahir Tari
    Mobile Security: Game Theory; Hadi Otrok, Mona Mehrandish, Chadi Assi, Prabir Bhattacharya, and Mourad Debbabi
    Mobile Sensor Networks; Dharma P. Agrawal, Ratnabali Biswas, Neha Jain, Anindo Mukherjee, Sandhya Sekhar, and Aditya Gupta
    Mobile Services; Jenq-Shiou Leu
    Mobile Streaming: Performance Issues; Igor D.D. Curcio
    Mobile Streaming: Standards; Igor D.D. Curcio
    Mobile Systems: Migrating from 3G to 4G; Nalin Sharda and Mohan Ponnada
    Mobile Systems: Quality of Service (QoS); Nalin Sharda and Mladen Georgievski
    Mobile Terminals: Recommendation Services; Masaaki Hoshino and Tomohiro Tsunoda
    Mobile Virtual Private Networks: Architectures; Christian Makaya
    Mobile Web 2.0: Technological Solutions to Support Services; Claudia Canali, Michele Colajanni, and Riccardo Lancellotti
    Mobile WiMAX Networks: Cross-Layer Handover; Melody Moh, Pat Jangyodsuk, and Phuong Huynh
    Mobile Wireless Systems: Channel Characterization; Quazi Mehbubar Rahman and Mohamed Ibnkahla
    Mobile Wireless Systems: Location Prediction Algorithms; Christine Cheng, Ravi Jain, and Eric van den Berg
    Modulation Methods; Gordon L. Stüber
    Multicarrier Transceivers: Peak-to-Average Power Radio Reduction; Rakesh Rajbanshi, Alexander M. Wyglinski, and Gary J. Minden
    Multihop Cellular Network Architectures; Xue Jun Li, Peter Han Joo Chong, and Qijie Gao
    Multihop Communications: Fair Energy-Efficient Network Design; Zhaoquan Li and Xin Wang
    Multihop Relaying Networks: Planning and Optimization; Fernando Gordejuela-Sanchez and Jie Zhang
    Multihop Wireless Networks: Route and Path Integrity; Stephen Glasse, Marius Portmann, and Vallipuram Muthukkumarasamy
    Multimedia Applications in Ad Hoc Networks: Quality of Service (QoS) Support Cross-Layered Approach; Sivapathalingham Sivavakeesar and George Pavlou
    Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS); Praveen Sanigepalli, Hari Kalva, and Borko Furht
    Multimedia Streaming; Abdulmotaleb El Saddik and Shamim Hossain
    Multimedia Streaming: Mobile Networks; Igor D.D. Curcio
    Multiple Access Techniques; Anton Umek, Mitja Stular, and Saso Tomazic
    Multiple Wireless Systems Hosting: Spectrum Band Packing; Lichun Bao, Shenghui Liao, and Qiang Fu
    MyMobileWeb 4: Adaptive Mobile Web 2.0 Applications and Portals; José Manuel Cantera Fonseca, Cristian Rodríguez de la Cruz, Ignacio Marín Prendes, and Miguel Jiménez Gañán
    Next-Generation Networks: Service Delivery Platform; Rolan Christian
    Next-Generation Service Delivery Platforms (NGSDPs): Cognitive Model; Yong Zheng, Han-hua Lu, Ya-shi Wang, Li-juan Min, Shun-yi Zhang, and Yan-fei Sun
    Nomadic Users: Context-Aware Information Retrieval; M. Anwar Hossain and Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
    OFDM: Technology; Tao Jiang
    OFDM-Based Systems: Modem Architectures; Charles Chien
    Opportunistic Scheduling; Amoakoh Gyasi-Agyei
    Optical Broadband Services Networks; David Benjamin and Peter Green
    Optical Communication Networks: Trends; Aysegül Gençata, Narendra Singhal, and Biswanath Mukherjee
    Optical Networks: Architectures; M. Yasin Akhtar Raja
    Optical Networks: Resource Management and Allocation; Ding Zhemin and Mounir Hamdi
    P2P: Overlay Multicast; Heather Yu and John Buford
    Packet Access: High-Speed Downlink; Jyri Hämäläinen, Risto Wichman, Markku Kuusela, Esa Tiirola, and Kari Pajukoski
    Packet Scheduling: Downlink Principles and Algorithms; Kamal Deep Singh, Gerardo Rubino, and César Viho

    Volume III:
    Radios and Networks: Architectures for Cognition; Timothy R. Newman, Muthukumaran Pitchaimani, Benjamin J. Ewy, and Joseph B. Evans
    Rerouting Schemes: Performance Evaluation; Gopal Racherla and Sridhar Radhakrishnan
    Resource Allocation Using Game Theory; Anastasis A. Sofokleous and Marios C. Angelides
    RF Systems Design; Charles Chien
    RF Transceiver Architectures; Charles Chien
    RFID Systems: Electronic Product Code (EPC) Network Security Threats; Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, Michel Barbeau, and Evangelos Kranakis
    Routing in Wireless Networks with Intermittent Connectivity; Ionut Cardei, Cong Liu, and Jie Wu
    Service Delivery Platforms; G. Seckin, M. Shah, and T. Sandidge
    Smart Antenna Systems: Architecture; T. Bao Vu
    Smart Inter-Processor Communicator Protocol Stack; Charbel Khawand
    Smart Phones; Syed Ahson and Mohammad Ilyas
    Smart Phones: Operating Systems; Syed Ahson and Mohammad Ilyas
    Soft Handoff; Bongkarn Homnan and Watit Benjapolakul
    Spectral Efficiency; Saso Tomazic
    Spectral Efficiency: Wireless Multicarrier Communications; Alexander M. Wyglinski and Fabrice Labeau
    Spectrum Sharing; O. Holland, G. Salami, and A. H. Aghvami
    Spread Spectrum Communications; Laurence B. Milstein and Marvin K. Simon
    Swarm Intelligence-Inspired Routing Algorithms for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks; Wilmer Arellano and Imad Mahgoub
    TDMA Cellular Systems: Speech and Channel Coding; Paul Mermelstein
    TDMA/TDD Wireless Networks: Quality of Service (QoS) Mechanisms; Francisco M. Delicado, Pedro Cuenca, Luis Orozco-Barbosa, and Jesús Delicado
    Telemetering: GSM Systems and Technologies; Watit Benjapolakul and Ky Leng
    Ultra-Wideband: Applications; Gopal Racherla
    Ultra-Wideband: Communications; Chaiyaporn Khemapatapan and Watit Benjapolakul
    UMTS; Syed Ahson
    Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks: Channel Modeling; Peter King, Ramachandran Vekatesan, and Cheng Li
    Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks: Software-Driven; Raja Jurdak
    Underwater Sensor Networks: Research Communication Protocol Design; Dario Pompili and Tommaso Melodia
    Underwater Sensor Networks: Time Synchronization; Michael Galloway, Yanping Zhang, Yang Xiao, and Peng Shao
    Unlicensed Mobile Access: Architecture and Protocols; Mehul Shah and Vassilios Koukoulidis
    User Data Synchronization; S. Stančin and Saso Tomazic
    Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks; Saleh Yousefi, Mahmood Fathy, and Saeed Bastani
    Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks: Security; Vikas Singh Yadav, Sudip Misra, and Mozaffar Afaque
    Vehicular Network Security; Md Mahbubul Haque, Jelena Misic, Vojislav Misic, Subir Biswas, and Saeed Rashwand
    Video Communications; Madhukar Budagavi and Raj Talluri
    Video Streaming: Reliable Wireless Streaming with Digital Fountain Codes; Raouf Hamzaoui, Shakeel Ahmad, and Marwan Al-Akaidi
    Video Streaming: Wireless; Min Qin and Roger Zimmermann
    Wi-Fi Walkman; Jun Wang, A. P. de Vries, and Marcel J.T. Reinders
    Wireless Ad Hoc Networks: Performance Analysis; Anurag Kumar and Aditya Karnik
    Wireless Ad Hoc Networks: Power Assignment; Gruia Calinescu, Ophir Frieder, and Peng-Jun Wan
    Wireless Applications: Middleware Security; Marc-André Laverdière, Azzam Mourad, Syrine Tlili, and Mourad Debbabi
    Wireless Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM): Internetworking; Melbourne Barton, Matthew Cheng, and LiFung Chang
    Wireless Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM): Mobility Management; Bala Rajagopalan and Daniel Reininger
    Wireless Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM): Quality of Service (QoS); Bala Rajagopalan and Daniel Reininger
    Wireless Channels: Link Adaptation Techniques; Naga Bhushan
    Wireless Communications: Signal Processing Tools; Boualem Boashash, A. Belouchrani, Karim Abed-Meraim, and Nguyen Linh-Trung
    Wireless Communications: Spatial Diversity; Ramakrishna Janaswamy
    Wireless Data; Allen H. Levesque and Kaveh Pahlavan
    Wireless Home Entertainment Center: Protocol Communications and Architecture; Marco Roccetti, C.E. Palazzi, S. Ferretti, and G. Pau
    Wireless Internet: Applications; Daniel Schall, Christoph Dorn, and Schahram Dustdar
    Wireless Internet: Fundamentals; Borko Furht and Mohammad Ilyas
    Wireless LANs (WLANs); Suresh Singh
    Wireless LANs (WLANs): Ad Hoc Routing Techniques; Ahmed K. Elhakeem


    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