1st Edition

Wireless Multimedia Communications Convergence, DSP, QoS, and Security

    344 Pages 111 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    With the rapid evolution of multimedia communications, engineers and other professionals are generally forced to hoard a plethora of different texts and journals to maintain a solid grasp on essential ideas and techniques in the field. Wireless Multimedia Communications provides researchers and students with a primary reference to help readers take maximum advantage of current systems and uncover opportunities to propose new and novel protocols, applications, and services.

    Extract the Essentials of System Design, Analysis, Implementation
    A complete technical reference, the text condenses the essential topics of core wireless multimedia communication technologies, convergence, QoS, and security that apply to everything from networking to communications systems, signal processing, and security. From extensive existing literature, the authors distill the central tenets and primary methods of analysis, design, and implementation, to reflect the latest technologies and architectural concepts. The book addresses emerging challenges to inform the system standardization process and help engineers combat the high error rates and stringent delay constraints that remain a significant challenge to various applications and services.

    Keep Pace with Detailed Techniques to Optimize Technology
    The authors identify causes of information loss in point-to-point signal transmission through wireless channels, and then they discuss techniques to minimize that loss. They use examples that illustrate the differences in implementing various systems, ranging from cellular voice telephony to wireless Internet access. Each chapter has been carefully organized with the latest information to serve dual purposes as an easy-to-reference guide for professionals and as a principal text for senior-level university students.

    Introduction to Wireless Networking

    Evolution of Mobile Networks

    Third Generation Systems History

    Evolving Wireless Multimedia Networks

    Multimedia over Wireless

    Users Perspectives

    Convergence Technologies

    Next Generation Network Architecture

    Convergence Technologies for 3G Networks

    Technologies for 3G Cellular Wireless Communication


    3G Mobile Communication Systems and WCDMA

    3G Personal Communication Services Technologies

    Challenges in the Migration to 4G Mobile System

    Concluding Remarks

    Wireless Video

    Video over Wireless

    Energy-Efficient Wireless Communication System

    Streaming Video over Wireless: Rate Control

    Content Delivery Technologies

    H.263/AVC Standard in Wireless Video Environment

    Concluding Remarks

    Wireless Multimedia Services and Applications

    Real-Time IP Multimedia Services in UMTS

    Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem

    Location-Based Services

    Concluding Remarks

    Wireless Networking Standards (WLAN, WPAN, WMAN,


    Standardization Process in IEEE 802

    Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN)

    Overview of the IEEE 802.11 Standardization

    Wireless ATM LAN

    Infrared Standards

    Wireless Personal Area Networks

    Ultrawideband Communications

    Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks

    Wireless Wide Area Networks

    H.264 Video Transmission over IEEE 802.11 Wireless

    Concluding Remarks

    Advances in Wireless Video

    Error Robustness Support Using H.264/AVC

    Error Resilience Video Transcoding

    Energy-Efficient Wireless Video

    Multipath Video Transport

    Concluding Remarks

    Cross-Layer Wireless Multimedia

    Cross-Layer Design

    Cross-Layer Optimization

    Cross-Layer Design Approaches for Resource Allocation


    Concluding Remarks

    Mobile Internet

    Related Protocols

    IP mobility and Wireless Networks

    Quantitative Analysis of Enhanced Mobile Internet

    Scalable Application-Layer Mobility Protocol

    Mobility and QoS

    Seamless Mobility Services: A Network Architecture

    Concluding Remarks

    Evolution toward 4G Networks

    Migration to 4G Mobile Systems

    Beyond 3G and toward 4G networks

    4G Technologies from the User’s Point of View

    All-IP network

    QoS issues for 4G networks

    Security in 4G Networks

    Concluding Remarks


    K.R. Rao, Zoran S. Bojkovic, Dragorad A. Milovanovic