Jeffrey G. Andrews, Arunabha Ghosh, Rias Muhamed
The authors systematically cut through the hype surrounding WiMAX and illuminate the realities. They combine deep, complete information for wireless professionals and basic, accessible knowledge for non-experts. Professionals will especially appreciate their detailed discussion of performance in WiMAX and competitive networks, based on comprehensive link and system level simulations.
- Applications, history, evolution, technical and business challenges, and spectrum options
- 802.16 standards: physical and MAC layers, channel access, QoS, security, multicast, power, mobility, and more
- Performance enhancement: advanced antennas, multiple antennas, Hybrid-ARQ, and frequency reuse
- Broadband wireless channels: path loss, shadowing, cellular systems, sectoring, and fading—including modeling and mitigation
- OFDM: from basic multicarrier concepts to synchronization, PAR reduction, and clipping
- OFDMA: multiple access, multiuser diversity, adaptive modulation, and resource allocation
- End-to-end service: QoS, session management, security, and mobility
- Predicting performance at the physical layer, MAC layer, link level, and system level
- Architecting WiMAX networks: design principles, reference models, authentication, QoS, and mobility management
Whether you’re a wireless engineer, network architect, manager, or software developer, this book delivers essential information for succeeding with WiMAX—from planning through deployment.