503 pages | 271 B/W Illus.
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the underlying theory, design techniques and analytical results of wireless communication networks, focusing on the core principles of wireless network design. It elaborates the network utility maximization (NUM) theory with applications in resource allocation of wireless networks, with a central aim of design and the QoS guarantee. It presents and discusses state-of-the-art developments in resource allocation and performance optimization in wireless communication networks. It provides an overview of the general background including the basic wireless communication networks and the relevant protocols, architectures, methods and algorithms.
Foreword. Introduction to Wireless Networks: Evolving Communication Technology. Organization and Architecture Types of Wireless Networks. Resource Management in Wireless Networks. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE). Utility Function: One Measure of QoS and QoE. Network Utility Maximization (NUM) Theory. NUM Theory in Two-Way Flow Scenario. Generalization of NUM Theory from Single Flow Scenario to Aggregate Flow Scenario. Resource Allocation for Wireless Networks Allocation of Resources in Internet of Things. Challenges and Future Research Directions.