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Unlicensed Mobile Access Technology

Protocols, Architectures, Security, Standards and Applications

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The goal of Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) is to provide seamless access to GSM and GPRS mobile service networks via unlicensed spectrum technologies, including Bluetooth, WiMAX, and Wi-Fi. Expanding on the level of knowledge in this growing field, Unlicensed Mobile Access Technology: Protocols, Architectures, Security, Standards, and Applications presents the first complete cross-referenced resource exploring UMA and UMA-relevant technologies.

When operating successfully, the technology supporting dual-mode enabled mobile terminals allows subscribers to roam freely and seamlessly between cellular networks. However, various technical challenges still occasionally impede clear communication. This book explores the complex issue of mobility management and emphasizes the need for intelligently designed vertical and horizontal handoff algorithms that will improve adaptability in heterogeneous wireless environments. In addition, it reviews the various strategies to guarantee Quality-of-Service (QoS) during movement and handoff.

The first chapters introduce the basic technology of these systems and discuss QoS, resource management, mobility management, and security issues in UMA technology. The middle section concentrates on protocols and security challenges in UMA-related technologies, which include Bluetooth, WirelessPAN, Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11) and WiMAX (IEEE 802.16). The final chapters present standard specifications and various applications.

Comprised of contributions from world-wide experts, this book is a complete reference, offering guidance on all aspects of the technical and practical issues in UMA technology.

Table of Contents


UMA Technology: Architecture, Applications and Security, H. Moustafa

UMA and Related Technologies - The Road Ahead, U. Javaid, N. Bihannic, T. Rasheed and D.-E. Meddour

Quality of Service Management in UMA, V. Rakocevic

Radio Resource Management in IEEE 802.11-based UMA Networks, F.A. Zdarsky and I. Martinovic

Security in IEEE 802.11-based UMA Networks, I. Martinovic, F.A. Zdarsky, A. Bachorek, and J.B. Schmitt

Mobility Management between UMA Networks and Cellular Networks, D. Xu and Y. Zhang

Protocols and Security

Protocols and Decision Processes for Vertical Handovers, J. Zhang, E. Stevens-Navarro, V.W.S. Wong, H.C.B. Chan, and V.C.M. Leung

Piconet inter-connection strategies in IEEE 802.15.3 networks, M.A.I. Khair, J. Misic, and V.B. Misic

Quality of Service in Wireless Local and Metropolitan Area Networks, H. Safa and M. Watfa

Fast MAC Layer Handoff schemes in Wireless LANs, L.J. Zhang and S. Pierre

Security in Wireless LANs, M. Watfa and H. Safa

Interference Mitigation in license-exempt 802.16 systems: a distributed approach, O. Ashagi, S. Murphy, and L. Murphy

QoS capabilities in MANETs, B. Blanco, F. Liberal, J.L. Jodra, and A. Ferro

Standards and Applications

WiMAX Architecture, Protocols, Security, and Privacy, S.P.T.Krishnan, B. Veeravali, L. Wong, and W. Choong

A Detailed DSRC-WAVE Architecture, Y. Morgan, M. El-Darieby, and B. Abdulhai

Supporting Heterogeneous Services in Ultra-Wideband based WPAN, K.-H. Liu, C. Lin, and X. Shen

A New UMA Paradigm: Class 2 Opportunistic Networks, Z.H. Kamal, L. Lilien, A. Gupta, Z. Yang, and M. Batsa

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Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications