Wireless personal area networks (WPANs) are leading the personalization revolution that is reshaping the telecommunications industry. This comprehensive book offers professionals a solid overview of WPAN's technical foundations, including Bluetooth, and fully explains the cutting-edge technology that enables WPANs, such as the Personal Operating Space (POS). The book covers a range of applications from sensor networks to Ambient Intelligence and the role wireless ad-hoc networks, low-power devices, and security play in these applications. It provides scenarios on how WPANs can be integrated into the current wireless marketplace and how WPANs are emerging as the key component in 4G networks and services. This authoritative volume also provides practitioners with solutions for personal connectivity, a quick reference to current WPAN standards, and insights into future WPAN developments and products.
Ramjee Prasad is director of the Center for TeleInFrastruktur (CTIF), Aalborg University. He is the author of OFDM for Wireless Communications Systems (Artech House, 2004), coauthor of Applied Satellite Navigation Using GPS, GALILEO, and Augmentation Systems, and is the author/coauthor of several other books published by Artech House. Luc Deneire is a professor at the I3S Laboratory at the University of Nice. He holds an Engineer degree in electronics and telecommunications from the University of Liege and the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, respectively, and a Ph.D. in signal processing and telecommunications from Eurecom.
When It All Came True: WLAN and Bluetooth Benefits. Bluetooth Overview. 802.15 Overview. Why Personal: Overview of Motivations. When Researchers Advocate Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks and Ambient Intelligence. MANETs: An Overview. The Safe Nomad: Security and Power Issues. WPAN as Part of 4G Networks.