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Wireless communications : the future

Author: William Webb
Publisher: Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, ©2007.
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The definitive assessment of how wireless communications will evolve over the next 20 years. Predicting the future is an essential element for almost everyone involved in the wireless industry.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Webb, William, 1967-
Wireless communications.
Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, ©2007
(OCoLC)72868178
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Webb
ISBN: 9780470065136 0470065133 9780470065129 0470065125
OCLC Number: 85852106
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 253 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover Contents Preface Acknowledgements About the Author 1 Predicting the Future is a Necessary Part of Business 2 Previous Predictions have been Accurate --
2.1 Introduction --
2.2 There have been Huge Changes in the Telecoms Climate --
2.3 What we Predicted for the Period 2000 2005 --
2.4 How Well did we do? --
2.5 Our Predictions for 2005 2010 --
2.6 How Good do these Predictions Look Now? --
2.7 Implications for Forecasting the Future 3 How to put Together a Forecast 4 The Current Position --
4.1 The Value of a Good Understanding of the Starting Position --
4.2 Mobile Communications --
--
4.2.1 Cellular --
--
4.2.2 Private Mobile Radio --
--
4.2.3 Mobile Mesh Systems --
--
4.2.4 Cognitive Radio --
4.3 Fixed wireless --
--
4.3.1 Introduction --
--
4.3.2 Key Drivers for Fixed Wireless --
--
4.3.3 Key Competitors to Fixed Wireless --
--
4.3.4 Likely Success of Fixed Wireless --
--
4.3.5 Enlarging the Market with a Nomadic Offering --
--
4.3.6 The Prognosis for Fixed Wireless --
4.4 Short-range Devices --
--
4.4.1 Introduction --
--
4.4.2 Overview of the Standards for Short-range Devices --
--
4.4.3 Ultra Wideband (UWB) --
--
4.4.4 Wireless LANs [5] --
--
4.4.5 BlueTooth [6] --
--
4.4.6 DECT --
--
4.4.7 Zigbee --
--
4.4.8 RFIDs --
--
4.4.9 The Prognosis for Short-range Devices --
4.5 Core Networks --
4.6 Broadcasting --
--
4.6.1 Conventional Broadcasting --
--
4.6.2 Mobile Broadcasting --
4.7 Industry Structure --
4.8 Summary --
4.9 Appendix: The Role for OFDM --
--
OFDM is Increasingly in Favour --
--
A Quick Introduction to OFDM --
--
Multipath: the Key Difference between OFDM and SCM --
--
Equalisers may become too Complex to be Realisable --
--
Problems Specific to OFDM --
--
Specific Applications --
--
So is OFDM the New Technology of Choice? --
References 5 End User Demand --
5.1 Why What the User Wants is Critical --
5.2 How People React to New Concepts --
5.3 Changing Patterns of Spending --
5.4 What they have Today --
5.5 What they want Now --
5.6 Security, Privacy and Health Concerns --
5.7 The Handset Subsidy Problem --
5.8 In Summary 6 Technology Progress --
6.1 Technology is a Critical Input to any Forecast --
6.2 Key Technical Fundamentals: The True Laws --
6.3 Key Technical Observations: The Empirical Laws --
--
6.3.1 Moore s Law --
--
6.3.2 Metcalfe s Law --
--
6.3.3 Gilder s Law --
--
6.3.4 Cooper s Law --
--
6.3.5 Edholm s Law --
--
6.3.6 Growth in Disk Size --
--
6.3.7 Goodhart s Law --
--
6.3.8 Laws or Trends? --
6.4 Technologies on the Radar Screen --
--
6.4.1 Technologies Enhancing the Efficiency of Transmission --
--
6.4.2 Technologies Lowering Cost: Backhaul --
--
6.4.3 Technologies Enhancing Interaction with Terminals --
--
6.4.4 Technologies Leading to Artificial Intelligence --
--
6.4.5 Compression Technologies --
6.5 Technology Prognosis: No Key Breakthroughs --
6.6 Implications for the Future --
References 7 Major World Events --
7.1 Introduction --
7.2 World Events --
7.3 Events in Related Industries --
7.4 Summary --
7.5 The Next Chapters 8 Future Military Wireless Solutions --
8.1 Introduction --
8.2 Operational Context --
8.3 Technical Features Important to Secure and Robust Global Military Communications --
8.4 New Platforms and Missions: Their Impact on Military Communication Systems --
--
8.4.1 Impact of Unmanned Vehicles --
--
8.4.2 Impact of High-Altitude Platforms (HAPs) --
--
8.4.3 Impact of Future Infantry Soldier Technology --
--
8.4.4 Impact of Wireless Sensor Networks --
8.5 Developments in Military Communications Systems --
--
8.5.1 Introduction --
--
8.5.2 Very Low-Frequency (VLF) Communications.
Responsibility: William Webb.

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