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Wireless Multimedia Communication Systems
Design, Analysis, and Implementation

ISBN 9781138076143
Published March 29, 2017 by CRC Press
492 Pages 139 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Rapid progress in software, hardware, mobile networks, and the potential of interactive media poses many questions for researchers, manufacturers, and operators of wireless multimedia communication systems. Wireless Multimedia Communication Systems: Design, Analysis, and Implementation strives to answer those questions by not only covering the underlying concepts involved in the design, analysis, and implementation of wireless multimedia communication systems, but also by tackling advanced topics such as mobility management, security components, and smart grids.

Offering an accessible treatment of the latest research, this book:

  • Presents specific wireless multimedia communication schemes that have proven to be useful
  • Discusses important standardization processing activities regarding wireless networking
  • Includes wireless mesh and multimedia sensor network architectures, protocols, and design optimizations
  • Highlights the challenges associated with meeting complex connectivity requirements
  • Contains numerous figures, tables, examples, references, and a glossary of acronyms

Providing coverage of significant technological advances in their initial steps along with a survey of the fundamental principles and practices, Wireless Multimedia Communication Systems: Design, Analysis, and Implementation aids senior-level and graduate-level engineering students and practicing professionals in understanding the processes and furthering the development of today’s wireless multimedia communication systems.

Table of Contents


List of Acronyms

Next Generation Wireless Technologies


Wireless Networking Standardization Process

Wireless Personal Area Networks

Wireless Local Area Networks

Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks

Wireless Wide Area Networks

Wireless Regional Area Networks

Interworking in Heterogeneous Wireless Environment

Interworking Architecture

Interworking Mechanisms

Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output Systems

Classification and Features of MIMO Techniques

MIMO-Based Protocols

MIMO System Configuration for IEEE 802.16m and 3GPP Release 10

Multiple-Base Station MIMO Cooperation

Cooperation Techniques from a Networking Perspective

Benefits of Cooperation

Cooperative Routing

Wireless Relaying Protocols

High-Performance Congestion Control Protocol

TCP Enhancements for Heterogeneous Wireless Environment

Explicitly Synchronized TCP

Wireless Distributed Computing

WDC Applications

WDC Design Challenges

Concluding Remarks

Cognitive Radio Networks


Cognitive Radio System Concept

Cognitive Radio

Software-Defined Radio

Capabilities of Cognitive Radio System

Centralized and Decentralized Cognitive Radio System

Cognitive Pilot Channel

Key Types of Cognitive Radio Systems

Cognitive Cycle

Reconfigurable Radio Systems Management and Control

Cognitive Radio Deployment Issues

TVWS Services

Secondary Access to White Spaces Using Cognitive Radio

Cooperative CRN

Cooperative Communications between PUs and SUs

Spectrum Leasing

System Architecture for CCRN

Multihop CRNs

Routing in Multihop CRNs

Static Multihop CRNs

Dynamic Multihop CRNs

Highly Dynamic Multihop CRNs

Challenges for Routing Information through Multihop CRNs

Multicarrier Modulation in Multihop CRNs

Control and Coordination in Distributed CRNs

Distributed Medium Access Control Benefits

Classification of Distributed Cognitive Medium Access Control Protocols

Concluding Remarks

Mobility Management in Heterogeneous Wireless Systems


Mobility Management Services

Location Management

Handover Management

Auxiliary Mobility Management Services

Mobility Management Protocols

Link Layer Mobility Management

Network Layer Mobility Management

Hybrid IP-Based Mobility Management Solutions

MIPv6 + PMIPv6

NEMO + PMIPv6 (+MIPv6)

MIPv6 + N-PMIPv6

NEMO + N-PMIPv6 (+MIPv6)

Transport Layer Mobility Management

Application Layer Mobility Management

Interdomain Mobility Management

Shim6 Protocol

Interdomain Session Management

Distributed Mobility Management

IETF Framework for DMM

3GPP Efforts toward Flexible and Dynamic Mobility Management

Concluding Remarks

Network Selection in Heterogeneous Wireless Environment


Handover Framework in Heterogeneous Environment

Seamless Handover

Handover Management Framework

Media-Independent Handover

IEEE 802.21 General Architecture

MIH Services

Vertical Handover Decision Criteria

Criteria Weights Estimation

Subjective Criteria Weights Estimation

Objective Criteria Weights Estimation

Alternative Ranking Techniques

Cost Function Techniques

Multi-Attribute Decision-Making Techniques

Fuzzy Logic Techniques

Artificial Neural Networks Techniques

Concluding Remarks

Wireless Mesh Networks


WMN Architecture

Campus Mesh Network Architecture

Downtown Mesh Network Architecture

Long-Haul Mesh Network Architecture

Characteristics of WMNs

WMN Performance Improvement

Routing in WMNs

Fundamental Routing Metrics

Routing Protocols

Fair Scheduling in WMNs

Classification of Scheduling

Fair Scheduling with Multiple Gateways

Video Streaming in WMNs

Mesh-Based Peer-to-Peer Streaming Systems

Principle of Video Streaming over WMN

Multimedia-Centric Routing for Multiple-Description Video Coding

Concluding Remarks

Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks


WMSN Architecture

Internal Architecture of a Multimedia Sensor Device

Protocol Stack for WMSN

Physical Layer for the WMSN

Link Layer Quality of Service Support

Energy-Efficient Routing Techniques with QoS Assurances

Specificity of Transport Layer in WMSNs

Source Coding Techniques for WMSNs

Convergence of Mobile and Wireless Sensor Systems

Radio Access Technologies Convergence

Protocol Convergence

WMSN Applications

WSN Automated Maintenance

Task Allocation and Task Fulfillment Problems

Topology Control and Sensor Localization

Concluding Remarks

Security in Wireless Multimedia Communications


General Security Issues in Wireless Communications

Security Attacks

Security Requirements in Wireless Multimedia Communications

Physical Layer Security

Theoretically Secure Capacity



Power and Signal Detection

Security Aspects for Mobile Systems

Network Operators’ Security Requirements

Security Architecture for Mobile Systems

Security in LTE Systems

Cellular Security

Handover Security

IMS Security

HeNB Security

MTC Security

Security in CRNs

General Security Requirements in CRNs

Characteristic Attacks in CRNs

Secure Spectrum Management

Security in WMNs

Typical Security Attacks in WMNs

Selective Jamming

Channel-Selective Jamming

Data-Selective Jamming

Security Aspects in WMSNs

Potential of Asymmetric Cryptography

Vulnerabilities of WMSNs

Concluding Remarks

Wireless Communication Systems in the Smart Grid


Key Requirements of the Smart Grid

Establishing Standards for the Smart Grid

Components of the Smart Grid

Communication Architecture for the Smart Grid

Role of Effective Demand Load Control in the Smart Grid

Wireless Mesh Networking for the Smart Grid

Heterogeneous Networks Integration to Coordinate the Smart Grid Functions

Smart Microgrid Network

Smart Grid DR

Concluding Remarks

Evolution of Embedded Internet


Mobile Crowd Sensing

MCS Applications Architecture

Characteristics of MCS

Perspective Protocol Stack for Wireless Embedded Internet

Adaptation Layer

Routing over Low-Power and Lossy Networks

Application Protocol

WSNs and IoT

Mobility Management in Embedded Internet

Global Time Synchronization

Security Issues in Embedded Internet

M2M Communications and Embedded Internet

M2M System Architecture

M2M Standardization

IP Multimedia Subsystem and M2M Integration

Nanonetworks and IoT

Components of IoNT Architecture

Nanonetworks Communication

Concluding Remarks

Flexible Future of the Internet


Principles for FI Architecture

Information-Centric Networking

Network Virtualization and Adaptive Resource Management

Flexible and Evolvable Open Infrastructure

Mobility Management

Cloud Computing-Centric Architectures


Energy Efficiency

Experimental Test Beds

Physical Layer-Aware Network Architecture

Physical Layer-Awareness in Wireless Access Networks

Physical Layer-Aware Architecture Framework

Network Virtualization

Information-Centric Networking

Concept and Principles of Information- Centric Networking

Information Naming

Name-Based Routing and Name Resolution

Multisource Dissemination

In-Network Caching

Data-Oriented Network Architecture

Network of Information

Named Data Networking

Streaming of Scalable Video for FI

Wavelet-Based SVC

Event-Based Scalable Coding

Media Search and Retrieval in FI

FI Self-Management Scenarios

Adaptive Resource Management

Energy-Aware Network Management

Cache Management

Concluding Remarks



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K. R. Rao holds a B.Sc from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai, India and Ph.D from The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA. Since 1966, he has been with the University of Texas at Arlington, USA, where he is currently a professor. He, along with two other researchers, introduced the Discrete Cosine Transform in 1975, which has since become popular in digital signal processing. An IEEE fellow, he has co/authored and co/edited numerous books, published extensively in refereed journals, presented at several international conferences, and served as a consultant to industry, research institutes, law firms, and academia.

Zoran S. Bojkovic holds a B.Sc, M.Sc, and Ph.D from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, where he is currently a full professor. He is also a permanent visiting professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, USA. A member of the editorial board of six international journals, he has co/authored and co/edited numerous books, conference proceedings, and papers in peer-reviewed publications. A member of several academic and professional societies, he has conducted seminars and participated in over 70 scientific and industrial projects all over the world. He has also been a consultant to industry, research institutes, and academia.

Bojan M. Bakmaz holds a B.Sc, M.Sc, and Ph.D from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, where he is currently an assistant professor. In his previous work, he participated in the realization of several scientific projects and studies. He is the author of a monograph, a textbook, and over 70 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. A member of IEEE, he is an active reviewer of numerous scientific publications. His research interests include multimedia wireless networks, QoS, teletraffic theory, and handover techniques.


"This book contains a plethora of information concerning the design, analysis, and implementation of wireless multimedia communication systems. Throughout the text, the reader will also find some of the more advanced topics including security, smart grids, and mobility management. ... The book would be a good source of information for higher-level engineering and computer science students, professionals in the field, and technical readers alike, with its wide overview of information."
--IEEE Wireless Communications, October 2014