Mobile computing technology has come a long way in recent years-providing anytime, anywhere communication and access to information. Bringing students up to date on important technological and industry developments, Principles of Mobile Computing and Communications examines mobile networks and relevant standards, highlighting issues unique to the mobile computing environment and exploring the differences between conventional and mobile applications.
Going beyond discussions on wireless network infrastructure and how to develop enterprise mobile applications, this textbook considers pervasive computing and smart environments, the complexity of designing and developing such applications, and how issues are dependent on the context of the applications.
Following an overview of what mobile computing has to offer and how its applications affect both our professional and personal lives, it focuses on the technologies and the infrastructure of all mobile and wireless networks, cellular networks, WLANs, WPANs, and sensor and mobile ad hoc networks. The textbook then discusses the Mobile IP, adaptive behavior, power management, resource constraints, interface design, seamless mobility support, and locating sensing techniques and systems. It also discusses important security issues that concern all users regardless of applications employed.
Introduction Mobile Computing Applications Evolution of Wireless Networks and Services Summary Cellular Network Architecture UMTS Architecture Public Land Mobile Network Interfaces User Authentication Frequency Reuse Channel Assignment Location Registration and Update Handover Procedures CDMA The Move toward 3G Networks Wireless Local Area Networks IEEE 802.11 Standard IEEE 802.11b Standard (Wi-Fi) IEEE 802.11a Standard IEEE 802.11g Standard HIPERLAN/2 IEEE 802.1x Standard IEEE 802.11i Standard IEEE 802.11e Standard Security Issues IP over 802.11 WLAN Integrating 802.11 WLAN and UMTS Summary Wireless Personal Area Networks HomeRF Bluetooth Technology IEEE 802.15.3 Standard Home Area Networks Summary Wireless Sensor Networks Applications of WSNs Requirements for WSNs WSN Architecture The 802.15.4 Standard The ZigBee Protocol Power Conservation Techniques Network and Communications Configuration of Sensor Networks WSN and Emergency Response Applications Summary Mobile Ad Hoc Networks AODV DSR OLSR TBRPF Summary Mobile IP An Overview Agent Advertisement Message Home Network Configurations Registration Messages Routing and Tunneling Security Issues in Mobile IP Mobile IP and Ad Hoc Networks Summary Issues in Mobile Computing Bandwidth Adaptive Behavior Power Management Interface Design Heterogeneity of Devices and Environments Seamless Mobility over Heterogeneous Wireless Networks Other Issues in Mobile Application Design Summary Location-Sensing and Location Systems Location-Sensing Techniques A Taxonomy of Location Systems GPS: An Example of a Positioning System Active Badge: An Example of a Tracking System Modeling Location-Tracking Application Location-Aware Application for Medical Workers Summary Wireless Network Security Overview of Wireless Security Issues Security of Data Transmission Next-Generation Hackers Summary Acronyms Index