This book is an efficient introduction to fundamental concepts and principles underlying the behavior of queueing systems and its application to the design of packet-oriented electrical communication systems. In addition to techniques and approaches found in earlier works, the author presents a thoroughly modern computational approach based on Schur decomposition. This approach facilitates solution of broad classes of problems wherein a number of practical modeling issues may be explored.
Key features of communication systems, such as correlation in packet arrival processes at IP switches and variability in service rates due to fading wireless links are introduced. Numerous exercises embedded within the text and problems at the end of certain chapters that integrate lessons learned across multiple sections are also included. In all cases, including systems having priority, developments lead to procedures or formulae that yield numerical results from which sensitivity of queueing behavior to parameter variation can be explored. In several cases multiple approaches to computing distributions are presented.
is intended both for self study and for use as a primary text in graduate courses in queueing theory in electrical engineering, computer science, operations research, and mathematics. Professionals will also find this work invaluable because the author discusses applications such as statistical multiplexing, IP switch design, and wireless communication systems. In addition, numerous modeling issues, such as the suitability of Erlang-k and Pade approximations are addressed.
This volume examines the convergence of biotechnology and communication systems and explores how this convergence directly influences our understanding of the nature of communication. Editor Sandra Braman brings together scholars to examine this convergence in three areas: genetic information and “facticity”; social issues and implications; and the economic and legal issues raised by the production and ownership of information. The work highlights the sophisticated processes taking place as biotechnology and information technology systems continue to evolve.
The chapters in this book approach the complex history of this topic and the issues it raises from a number of directions. It begins by examining the shared features and spaces of biotechnology and digital information technologies as meta-technologies–qualitatively distinct from both the tools first used in the premodern era and the industrial technologies that characterized modernity. Next, the book explores what is and is not useful in treating the types of information processed by the two meta-technologies through a shared conceptual lens and looks at issues raised by the ownership of genetic and digital information. The final chapters are concerned with relationships between information and power.
“this volume should be acquired by college and university undergraduate and graduate libraries supporting degree programs in computer science, telecommunications, and business.” (E-STREAMS, April 2005)
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Although telecom companies are battling for survival, technology is moving forward. In research laboratories around the world, powerful new technologies are being developed that will shape tomorrow’s communications world. Telecosmos will look at the many different telecom concepts that will be adopted by both consumers and businesses in the years ahead..
This book covers the applications of broadband PLC systems in low-voltage supply networks, a promising candidate for the realization of cost effective solutions for “last mile” communications networks. There are many activities surrounding the development and application of PLC technology in the access area, particularly because of strong interest of new network providers after the deregulation of telecommunications market. Nowadays, there are no existing standards for broadband PLC networks, which use a frequency range up to 30 MHz.
Broadband Powerline Communications: Network Design covers the applications of broadband PLC systems in low-voltage supply networks, a promising candidate for the realization of cost effective solutions for “last mile” communications networks. There are many activities surrounding the development and application of PLC technology in the access area, particularly because of strong interest of new network providers after the deregulation of telecommunications market. Nowadays, there are no existing standards for broadband PLC networks, which use a frequency range up to 30 MHz.
This book includes relevant and timely information regarding broadband PLC systems and especially PLC access networks and contributions to the design aspects of broadband PLC access systems and their network components.
“This new book by Hayes and Ganesh Babu brings new life to an old ‘academic’ topic…the book satisfies all requirements to become a landmark…” (IEEE Network, March 2005)
“This very well-written book is a good mixture of classic and advanced material…I believe that it will become the standard reference.” (Computing Reviews.com, August 13, 2004)
This book covers at an advanced level mathematical methods for analysis
of telecommunication networks. The book concentrates on various call
models used in telecommunications such as quality of service (QoS) in
packet-switched Internet Protocol (IP) networks, Asynchronous Transfer
Mode (ATM), and Time Division Multiplexing (TDM). Professionals,
researchers, and graduate and dvanced undergraduate students of
telecommunications will benefit from this invaluable guidebook.
An Instructor’s Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available online from the Wiley editorial department.
This book is a collection of papers dealing with the theoretical aspects of optical communications. It is divided into four parts: Information and Communication Theory for Optical Communications; Coding Theory and Techniques; Characterizing, Measuring, and Calculating Performance in Optical Fiber Communication Systems; and Modulation Formats and Detection. Each paper is self-contained, and will give the reader a clear picture of the treated topic, an overview of the theoretical aspects, and an idea of the most recent advances.