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Next Generation Wireless LANs: Throughput, Robustness, and Reliability in 802.11n

Next Generation Wireless LANs: Throughput, Robustness, and Reliability in 802.11n

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Eldad Perahia, Robert Stacey
Cambridge University Press, 2008-08-28
EAN 9780521885843, ISBN10: 0521885841

Paperback, 416 pages, 24.9 x 17.5 x 2.5 cm

If you’ve been searching for a way to get up to speed quickly on IEEE 802.11n without having to wade through the entire standard, then look no further. This comprehensive overview describes the underlying principles, implementation details, and key enhancing features of 802.11n. A detailed discussion of the key throughput, robustness, and reliability enhancing features (such as MIMO, 40 MHz channels, and packet aggregation) is given, in addition to a clear summary of the issues surrounding legacy interoperability and coexistence. Advanced topics such as beamforming and fast link adaption are also covered. With numerous MAC and physical layer examples and simulation results included to highlight the benefits of the new features, this is an ideal reference for designers of WLAN equipment, and network managers whose systems adopt the new standard. It is also a useful distillation of 802.11n technology for graduate students and researchers in the field of wireless communication.

'Books like this one are invaluable because they provide the details and the background that allow readers to answer the questions, 'What is likely to be in the final standard and how does it work?' Eldad and Robert should be congratulated on taking up the challenge.' Andrew Myles, Chairman of Wi-Fi Alliance