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Principles of Mobile Computing and Communications

1st Edition

By Mazliza Othman

Auerbach Publications

280 pages | 93 B/W Illus.

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Mobile computing technology has come a long way in recent years—providing anytime, anywhere communication and access to information. Bringing students up to date on important technological and industry developments, Principles of Mobile Computing and Communications examines mobile networks and relevant standards, highlighting issues unique to the mobile computing environment and exploring the differences between conventional and mobile applications.

Going beyond discussions on wireless network infrastructure and how to develop enterprise mobile applications, this textbook considers pervasive computing and smart environments, the complexity of designing and developing such applications, and how issues are dependent on the context of the applications.

Following an overview of what mobile computing has to offer and how its applications affect both our professional and personal lives, it focuses on the technologies and the infrastructure of all mobile and wireless networks, cellular networks, WLANs, WPANs, and sensor and mobile ad hoc networks. The textbook then discusses the Mobile IP, adaptive behavior, power management, resource constraints, interface design, seamless mobility support, and locating sensing techniques and systems. It also discusses important security issues that concern all users regardless of applications employed.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Mobile Computing Applications

Evolution of Wireless Networks and Services

Summary

Cellular Network Architecture

UMTS Architecture

Public Land Mobile Network Interfaces

User Authentication

Frequency Reuse

Channel Assignment

Location Registration and Update

Handover Procedures

CDMA

The Move toward 3G Networks

Wireless Local Area Networks

IEEE 802.11 Standard

IEEE 802.11b Standard (Wi-Fi)

IEEE 802.11a Standard

IEEE 802.11g Standard

HIPERLAN/2

IEEE 802.1x Standard

IEEE 802.11i Standard

IEEE 802.11e Standard

Security Issues

IP over 802.11 WLAN

Integrating 802.11 WLAN and UMTS

Summary

Wireless Personal Area Networks

HomeRF

Bluetooth Technology

IEEE 802.15.3 Standard

Home Area Networks

Summary

Wireless Sensor Networks

Applications of WSNs

Requirements for WSNs

WSN Architecture

The 802.15.4 Standard

The ZigBee Protocol

Power Conservation Techniques

Network and Communications

Configuration of Sensor Networks

WSN and Emergency Response Applications

Summary

Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

AODV

DSR

OLSR

TBRPF

Summary

Mobile IP

An Overview

Agent Advertisement Message

Home Network Configurations

Registration Messages

Routing and Tunneling

Security Issues in Mobile IP

Mobile IP and Ad Hoc Networks

Summary

Issues in Mobile Computing

Bandwidth

Adaptive Behavior

Power Management

Interface Design

Heterogeneity of Devices and Environments

Seamless Mobility over Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

Other Issues in Mobile Application Design

Summary

Location-Sensing and Location Systems

Location-Sensing Techniques

A Taxonomy of Location Systems

GPS: An Example of a Positioning System

Active Badge: An Example of a Tracking System

Modeling Location-Tracking Application

Location-Aware Application for Medical Workers

Summary

Wireless Network Security

Overview of Wireless Security Issues

Security of Data Transmission

Next-Generation Hackers

Summary

Acronyms

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM043000
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC041000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
TEC061000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications