1st Edition

Wireless Multimedia Communication Systems Design, Analysis, and Implementation

    492 Pages 139 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    492 Pages 139 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.


    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




    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