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RCS Synthesis for Chipless RFID

Theory and Design

Olivier Rance, LCIS, France Etienne Perret, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France Romain Siragusa, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France Pierre Lemaître-Auger, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France

The considerable growth of RFID is currently accompanied by the development of numerous identification technologies that complement those already available while seeking to answer new problems.
Chipless RFID is one example. The goal is to both significantly reduce the price of the tag and increase the amount of information it contains, in order to compete with the barcode while retaining the ben...

August 2017
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Implementing IP and Ethernet on the 4G Mobile Network

André Perez, Consultant

The 4G mobile network allows an IP packet transmitted by a mobile to be transported to its gateway, and reciprocally, using the following networks: MPLS-VPN, VPLS and OTN.
The mechanisms for the implementation of quality of service (QoS) on the EPS, IP, Ethernet and MPLS networks are presented.
The security for the LTE radio interface, the NAS messages and the links of the transport (IPSec) are ...

April 2017
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Networking Simulation for Intelligent Transportation Systems

High Mobile Wireless Nodes

Benoit Hilt, University of Haute-Alsace, France Marion Berbineau, IFSTTAR, France Alexey Vinel, Halmstad University, Sweden Alain Pirovano, ENAC (French Civil Aviation University), France

This book studies the simulation of wireless networking in the domain of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) involving aircraft, railway and vehicular communication. On this subject, particular focus is placed on effective communication channels, mobility modeling, multi-technology simulation and global ITS simulation frameworks.
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April 2017
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Energy Management in Wireless Sensor Networks

Youcef Touati, University of Paris-8, France Arab Ali-Chérif, University of Paris-8, France Boubaker Daachi, University of Paris-8, France

Energy management is an unavoidable issue in the application of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). To guarantee efficiency and durability in a network, we must go beyond hardware solutions and seek alternative software solutions that allow for better data control from the source to delivery.
Data transfer must obey different routing protocols, depending on the application type and network architect...

March 2017
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Wireless Public Safety Networks 3

Applications and Uses

Edited by Daniel Câmara, French National Gendarmerie Navid Nikaein, Eurecom, France

This third volume of the Wireless Public Safety Networks series explores new tendencies in the Public Safety Networks (PSNs) field, highlighting real-use cases and applications that can be used by practitioners to help victims in the case of danger.
The book explores, from the communication point of view, how teams can interact with and use new technologies and tools. These technologies can have...

March 2017
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The Art and Science of NFC Programming

Intellectual Technologies Set – Volume 3

Anne-Marie Lesas and Serge Miranda, University of Nice - Sophia-Antipolis, France

The use of near field communication (NFC), by simply placing mobile devices equipped with NFC connectivity in close proximity, is now becoming a universal standard adopted by all smartphone manufacturers.
This book explores the three standard modes of NFC, which offer the opportunity of new and innovative mobile services based on the “Tap ’n Play” paradigm; touch to pay or touch to control (in ca...

January 2017
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Quantum Communications in New Telecommunications Systems

Malek Benslama, Doctoral School of Space Telecommunications Achour Benslama, University of Constantine 1, Algeria Skander Aris, University of Constantine 1, Algeria

Computers are quickly making the transition from silicon towards miniaturization, which now risks reaching its limits as dictated by the laws of physics. Quantum communications are the answer to post-silicon computers.
The main applications for quantum communications in the domain of telecommunications are beginning to appear, with some commercial applications already on the market.
This boo...

January 2017
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Communication Networks Economy

Daniel Battu, consultant

In an increasingly interconnected world, “Communication Networks Economy” provides the rational understanding necessary to provide universal access to communication means in an efficient way. This book presents the principal elements of the economics of a network as it stands today, taking into account experiences of technicians in the field.
The author gives a simplified picture of the current...

September 2016
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Chipless RFID based on RF Encoding Particle

Realization, Coding, Reading System

Arnaud Vena, University of Montpellier 2, France Etienne Perret and Smail Tedjini, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France

This book explores the field of chipless identification and RF encoding particles (REP): the possibility of collecting information remotely without the need for wires, batteries or chips.
Despite the many benefits of RFID, deployment is still hindered by both economic and technological factors. The high cost of tags, lack of reliability and security in the information contained in the RFID chip a...

August 2016
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Mobile and Wireless Networks

Advanced Network Set – Volume 2

Khaldoun Al Agha, consultant Guy Pujolle, University Pierre and Marie Curie, France Tara Ali-Yahiya, University of Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

This book presents the state of the art in the field of mobile and wireless networks, and anticipates the arrival of new standards and architectures. It focuses on wireless networks, starting with small personal area networks and progressing onto the very large cells of wireless regional area networks, via local area networks dominated by WiFi technology, and finally metropolitan networks.
After ...

August 2016
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Wireless Public Safety Networks 2

A Systematic Approach

Edited by Daniel Câmara, French National Gendarmerie Navid Nikaein, Eurecom, France

The aim of this second book of the Wireless Public Safety Networks series is to provide a system-level view of some fundamental problems linked to the PSN field. This book mainly focuses on specific enabling technologies, i.e. those which can help the most with the deployment and usage of PSNs in real world scenarios.
The first chapter is twofold. First, it makes a brief overview of the require...

July 2016
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Transitions from Digital Communications to Quantum Communications

Concepts and Prospects

Malek Benslama, consultant Hadj Batatia, INP Toulouse, France Abderraouf Messai, University of Constantine, Algeria

This book addresses the move towards quantum communications, in light of the recent technological developments on photonic crystals and their potential applications in systems.
The authors present the state of the art on extensive quantum communications, the first part of the book being dedicated to the relevant theory; quantum gates such as Deutsch gates, Toffoli gates and Dedekind gates are re...

July 2016
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Enablers for Smart Cities

Edited by Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France Fuyuki Ishikawa, National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan Laurent Hérault, CEA-LETI Hideyuki Tokuda, Keio University, Japan

Smart cities are a new vision for urban development. They integrate information and communication technology infrastructures – in the domains of artificial intelligence, distributed and cloud computing, and sensor networks – into a city, to facilitate quality of life for its citizens and sustainable growth. This book explores various concepts for the development of these new technologies (includ...

July 2016
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e-Health Systems

Theory, Advances and Technical Applications

Joel José P.C Rodrigues, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal Sandra Sendra Compte, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain Isabel de la Torre Diez, University of Valladolid, Spain

This book presents e-Health, from its implementation at the physical level to the networks of communication between the different systems and sensors involved, as well as the most relevant solutions at the application layer.
The authors focus on ICT technologies and solutions for health management and healthcare applications.
Part 1 presents electronic health records as we know them. By presenti...

July 2016
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VoLTE and ViLTE

Voice and Conversational Video Services over the 4G Mobile Network

André Perez, consultant

This book presents the architecture of two networks that make up the backbone of the telephone service VoLTE and video service ViLTE.
The 4G mobile network makes it possible to construct bearers through which IP packets, containing either telephone signals (SIP, SDP) or voice or video media (RTP stream), are transported.
The IMS network performs the processing of the telephone signal to provid...

June 2016
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Analytical Modeling of Wireless Communication Systems

Stochastic Models in Computer Science and Telecommunication Networks Set – Volume 1

Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy Marco Gribaudo, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy Daniele Manini, University of Turin, Italy

Wireless networks represent an inexpensive and convenient way to connect to the Internet. However, despite their applications across several technologies, one challenge still remains: to understand the behavior of wireless sensor networks and assess their performance in large-scale scenarios.
When a large number of network nodes need to interact, developing suitable analytical models is essenti...

May 2016
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RFID and Wireless Sensors using Ultra-Wideband Technology

Remote Identification Beyond RFID Set

Angel Ramos, Grenoble-INP, France Antonio Lazaro, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain David Girbau, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain Ramon Villarino, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain

This book explores ultra-wideband (UWB) technology for radio frequency identification (RFID).
RFID is one of the fastest growing sectors in radio technology. RFID systems were initially developed to overcome the limitations of barcodes in terms of spatial constraints, by using antennas and electromagnetic waves. Recently, RFID has also been used to develop smart autonomous sensors, enhancing the...

April 2016
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Deploying Wireless Sensor Networks

Theory and Practice

Mustapha Reda Senouci, Ecole Militaire Polytechnique (EMP), Algeria Abdelhamid Mellouk, University of Paris-Est (UPEC), France

As the Internet of Things makes things more interesting by connecting real-world objects, places and people through the digital world, one of the most promising technologies in this area is sensor networks. It will be fascinating to look back in the years ahead and note the growing interest of the use of sensor networks in huge real-world applications. Due to the emergence of different kinds of se...

March 2016
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Wireless Public Safety Networks 1

Overview and Challenges

Edited by Daniel Câmara, Telecom ParisTech, France Navid Nikaein, Eurecom, France

Maintaining communication capabilities during a disaster scenario is crucial and can often be the primary determining factor between life and death for many people. Public Safety Networks (PSNs) are networks established by the authorities to either prepare the population for an eminent catastrophe, or as support during the crisis and normalization phases. The requirements for these mission critica...

December 2015
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Digital Communications

Course and Exercices with Solutions

Pierre Jarry, University of Bordeaux, France Jacques N. Beneat, Norwich University, Vermont, USA

Digital communications play an important role in numerical transmission systems due to the proliferation of radio beams, satellites, optic fibers, radar, and mobile wireless systems. This book provides the fundamentals and basic design techniques of digital communications. It has grown out of the authors’ own teaching and as such has a unity of methodology and style, essential for making it easy ...

November 2015
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LTE and LTE Advanced

4G Network Radio Interface

André Perez, Consultant

The 4G mobile network is in constant deployment with its main objective being an increase in the rate over the radio interface with mobiles and in cell capacity.
This book presents a summary of the specifications relating to LTE (Long Term Evolution) and LTE Advanced radio interfaces, the protocols, the physical signals and channels, and the procedures.
The LTE radio interface was introduced...

November 2015
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Satellite and Terrestrial Hybrid Networks

Pascal Berthou, University of Toulouse, France Cédric Baudoingmen, Thales Alenia Space Thierry Gayraud, University of Toulouse, France Matthieu Gineste, Thales Alenia Space

This book offers the reader the keys for a successful understanding, integration and usage of satellite systems in addition to next generation terrestrial networks. The DVB-S2/RCS system is used to illustrate the integration challenges. The presentation uses a system approach, i.e. it tackles the terrestrial and satellite telecommunication systems’ complexity with a high level approach, focusing o...

October 2015
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Traffic Anomaly Detection

Antonio Cuadra-Sánchez, Indra Sistemas, Spain Javier Aracil, Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, Spain

The authors present an overview of traffic anomaly detection analysis, which allows us to monitor security aspects of multimedia services, as well as the algorithms proposed for this analysis. In addition, an empirical comparative analysis of those methods is made and a new information-theory based technique called “typical day analysis" is determined.
The first chapter presents the change poi...

October 2015
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Digital Communications 1

Source and Channel Coding

Didier Le Ruyet and Mylène Pischella, CNAM, Paris, France

Humans have always used communication systems: first with smoke signals, and then with the telegraph and telephone. These systems and their technological advances have changed our lifestyle profoundly.
Nowadays, smartphones enable us to make calls, watch videos and use social networks, and with this comes the emergence of the connected man and the wider applications of smart objects. All curre...

October 2015
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Digital Communications 2

Digital Modulations

Mylène Pischella and Didier Le Ruyet, CNAM, Paris, France

Humans have always used communication systems: first with smoke signals, and then with the telegraph and telephone. These systems and their technological advances have changed our lifestyle profoundly.
Nowadays, smartphones enable us to make calls, watch videos and use social networks, and with this comes the emergence of the connected man and the wider applications of smart objects. All curre...

October 2015
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Bio-inspired Networking

Daniel Camara, Telecom ParisTech, France

Bio-inspired techniques are based on principles, or models, of biological systems. In general, natural systems present remarkable capabilities of resilience and adaptability. The author of this book explores how bio-inspired methods can solve different problems linked to computer networks.
Future networks are expected to be autonomous, scalable and adaptive. During millions of years of evolution,...

August 2015
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Software Networks

Virtualization, SDN, 5G and security

Guy Pujolle, University Pierre and Marie Curie, France

The goal of this book is to describe new concepts for the Internet’s next generation. This architecture is based on virtual networking using Cloud and datacenter facilities. The main problems to be dealt with are the placement of virtual resources for opening a new network on the fly, and the urbanization of virtual resources implemented on physical network equipment. This architecture deals with ...

August 2015
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Connections Management Strategies in Satellite Cellular Networks

Malek Benslama, University of Constantine 1, Algeria Wassila Kiamouche, University of Constantine 1, Algeria Hadj Batatia, IRIT ENSEEIHT, Toulouse, France

To determine the major parameters about mobile users (MU) with ongoing calls in LEO mobile satellite systems (MSS), a positioning system must be integrated into the MSS so that MUs can be localized and tracked while they are connected to the network. This integration is considered complex.
This book presents a new method based on the advantages of the LEO MSS mobility model, known as the Evalua...

February 2015
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Ad Hoc Networks Telecommunications and Game Theory

FOCUS Series in Networks and Telecommunications

Malek Benslama, University of Constantine 1, Algeria Hadj Batatia, IRIT–ENSEEIHT, Toulouse, France Mohamed Lamine Boucenna, University of Constantine 1, Algeria

Since its first application to wireless and ad hoc networks dates in 1995, game theory has proved its abilities to direct networks towards a better state of equilibrium. This has led the authors of this book to propose a model based on game theory to analyze both the SALOHA and CSMA protocols, involving the random use of the redundancy of an erasure coder to reduce collision and improve network pe...

January 2015
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Bandwidth Allocation for Video under Quality of Service Constraints

FOCUS Series in Networks and Telecommunications

Bushra Anjum, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA Harry Perros, NC State University, USA

The famous trichotomous Quality of Service (QoS) triangle consists of three main players: the sender, the receiver and the Internet Service Provider (ISP), also known as the carrier. The sender wants to send any type of traffic any time, whereas the receiver expects to receive all this sent traffic intact, with low delay. In addition, the third player, the carrier, wants to use the minimum possibl...

December 2014
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Aeronautical Air–Ground Data Link Communications

FOCUS Series in Networks and Telecommunications

Mohamed Slim Ben Mahmoud, Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile, France Christophe Guerber, Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile, France Nicolas Larrieu, Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile, France Alain Pirovano, Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile, France José Radzik, Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, France

Due to both the constant increase in air traffic and the migration of air–ground communications from analog voice to digital data, the current, emerging and future communication systems are facing a tremendous challenge: to provide efficient links with suitable capacity, availability and integrity.
The aviation industry and airlines are expecting researchers, engineers and technicians to define, ...

November 2014
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Radio Frequency Identification and Sensors

From RFID to Chipless RFID

Etienne Perret, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is based on the exchange of information carried by electromagnetic waves between a label, or tag, and a readerfor the purpose of automatically identifying and tracking tags attached to objects. This technology is currently in full economic expansion, manifested inits widely backed research activities, some of which are examined in this book. The rate at which ...

November 2014
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New Telecom Networks

Enterprises and Security

Daniel Battu, Consultant

Nowadays, the Internet has become an irreplaceable tool, feeding us information about new innovations and the evolution of the markets relating to all human activities. What the Internet lacks, though, is a guiding narrative thread, which is crucial to understand the evolution from old technologies into the technologies available today, and to benefit from the commentary which could elucidate that...

October 2014
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Rapid Prototyping of Software for Avionics Systems

Model-oriented Approaches for Complex Systems Certification

Nicolas Larrieu and Antoine Varet, ENAC (French Civil Aviation University), France

The design, implementation and validation of avionics and aeronautical systems have become extremely complex tasks due to the increase of functionalities that are deployed in current avionics systems and the need to be able certify them before putting them into production.
This book proposes a methodology to enable the rapid prototyping of such a system by considering from the start the certific...

October 2014
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LTE Standards

Jean-Gabriel Remy, Catholic University of Paris (ISEP), France Charlotte Letamendia, France

LTE (Long Term Evolution) is commonly marketed as 4G. LTE and LTE Advanced have been recognized by ITU-R and ITU-T (International Telecommunications Union – Telecommunications) as the principal solution for the future mobile communication networks standards. They are thus the framework of what the marketing calls 4G and possibly also 5G.
This book describes various aspects of LTE as well as the ...

September 2014
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LTE Services

Jean-Gabriel Remy, Catholic University of Paris (ISEP), France Charlotte Letamendia, France

LTE (Long Term Evolution) is commonly marketed as 4G. LTE and LTE Advanced have been recognized by ITU-R and ITU-T (International Telecommunications Union – Telecommunications) as the principal solution for the future mobile communication networks standards. They are thus the framework of what the marketing calls 4G and possibly also 5G.
This book describes various aspects of LTE as well as the ...

September 2014
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Network Security

André Perez, Consultant

This book introduces the security mechanisms deployed in Ethernet, Wireless-Fidelity (Wi-Fi), Internet Protocol (IP) and MultiProtocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks. These mechanisms are grouped throughout the book according to the following four functions: data protection, access control, network isolation, and data monitoring.
Data protection is supplied by data confidentiality and integrity ...

September 2014
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Real-time Systems Scheduling 1

Fundamentals

Edited by Maryline Chetto, Institute of Technology of the University of Nantes, France

Real-time systems are used in a wide range of applications, including control, sensing, multimedia, etc. Scheduling is a central problem for these computing/communication systems since it is responsible for software execution in a timely manner. This book, the first of two volumes on the subject, is of interest as a general course on scheduling in real-time systems.
It addresses foundations as we...

August 2014
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Bio-inspired Routing Protocols for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks

FOCUS Series in Networks and Telecommunications

Salim Bitam, University of Biskra, Algeria Abdelhamid Mellouk, University of Paris-Est (UPEC), France

Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs) play a key role in developing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) aiming to achieve road safety and to guarantee the needs of drivers and passengers, in addition to improving transportation productivity.
One of the most important challenges of this kind of network is the data routing between VANET nodes which should be routed with a high level of Quality o...

August 2014
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Real-time Systems Scheduling 2

Focuses

Edited by Maryline Chetto, Institute of Technology of the University of Nantes, France

Real-time systems are used in a wide range of applications, including control, sensing, multimedia, etc. Scheduling is a central problem for these computing/communication systems since it is responsible for software execution in a timely manner. This book, the second of two volumes on the subject, brings together knowledge on specific topics and discusses the recent advances for some of them.
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August 2014
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Dynamic Wireless Sensor Networks

FOCUS Series in Networks and Telecommunications

Sharief M. A. Oteafy, Queen’s University, Canada Hossam S. Hassanein, Queen’s University, Canada

The last decade has witnessed a growing body of knowledge on the design and operation of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) in a broad spectrum of applications. The premise of advancements in hardware design (MEMS, transceivers, sensors, etc.) potentiated a cost-effective base for many sensing domains. The protocols and paradigms devised for WSNs grew, both in scope and depth, to span many scenarios;...

July 2014
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Smart SOA Platforms in Cloud Computing Architectures

Ernesto Exposito, INSA and LAAS-CNRS, France Codé Diop, LAAS-CNRS, France

Introducing the principles of the Event-Driven and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA 2.0), and its role in the new interconnected world based on the cloud computing architecture paradigm, this book focuses on how the current and future SOA technologies provide the basis for the smart management of the service model provided by the Platform as a Service (PaaS) layer. In this new context, the conce...

June 2014
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Quality of Experience Engineering for Customer Added Value Services

From Evaluation to Monitoring

Edited by Abdelhamid Mellouk, University of Paris-Est (UPEC), France Antonio Cuadra-Sanchez, Indra Sistemas, Spain

The main objective of the book is to present state-of-the-art research results and experience reports in the area of quality monitoring for customer experience management, addressing topics which are currently important, such as service-aware future Internet architecture for Quality of Experience (QoE) management on multimedia applications.
In recent years, multimedia applications and services ha...

June 2014
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Advanced Routing Protocols for Wireless Networks

FOCUS Series in Networks and Telecommunications

Miguel Elias M. Campista, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Marcelo G. Rubinstein, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The main concepts of routing applied to wireless networking environments are introduced in this book, focusing on networks that can be deployed within an urban scenario – which is vertiginously gaining importance given the recent efforts towards smart cities.
The authors review physical medium characteristics and the main underlying access methods, before moving on to introduce the main metrics a...

May 2014
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Quantum Networking

Rodney Van Meter, Keio University, Fujisawa, Japan

Quantum repeater networks enable — and depend upon — quantum teleportation to create quantum states over long distances using entanglement (the ability of distant quantum particles to share a state in a way no classical particles can). These networks will enhance classical computer security, improve the sensitivity of telescopes and other scientific instruments, and ultimately connect quantum com...

April 2014
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VBR Video Traffic Models

FOCUS Series in Networks and Telecommunications

Savera Tanwir and Harry Perros, North Carolina State University, USA

Phenomenal growth in video applications over the last few years, along with the growing number of multimedia users, has increased bandwidth requirements exponentially. Consumers are increasingly discerning about the quality and performance of video-based products and therefore there is a strong incentive for continuous improvement in multimedia technologies and communication infrastructure. Howeve...

March 2014
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Resource Optimization and Security for Cloud Services

Kaiqi Xiong, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Resource Optimization and Security for Cloud Services covers the current state of the art in this field. It includes a study of trustworthiness, percentile response time, service availability, and network authentication for cloud services.
The first part of the book gives an analysis of percentile response time, which is one of the most important service level agreement (SLA) metrics. With the n...

January 2014
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Quality of Experience for Multimedia

Application to Content Delivery Network Architecture

Abdelhamid Mellouk and Said Hoceini, University of Paris-Est C-VdM (UPEC), France Hai Anh Tran, Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Vietnam

Based on a convergence of network technologies, the Next Generation Network (NGN) is being deployed to carry high quality video and voice data. In fact, the convergence of network technologies has been driven by the converging needs of end-users.
The perceived end-to-end quality is one of the main goals required by users that must be guaranteed by the network operators and the Internet Service P...

October 2013
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Voice over LTE

EPS and IMS Networks

André Perez, Consultant

Voice over LTE (Long Term Evolution) presents the mechanisms put in place in 4G mobile networks for the transportation of IP packets containing voice data and telephone signaling, as well as the technologies used to provide a telephone service in the IMS (IP Multimedia Sub-system) network.
Despite the difficulty connected to the handover of the 4G network to the 2G/3G network, a telephone communi...

August 2013
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LTE-Advanced DRX Mechanism for Power Saving

FOCUS Series in Networks and Telecommunications

Scott A. Fowler and Naomi Yamada, Linköping University, Sweden Abdelhamid Mellouk, UPEC, France

Resource allocation and power optimization is a new challenge in multimedia services in cellular communication systems. To provide a better end-user experience, the fourth generation (4G) standard Long Term Evolution/Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE/LTE-Advanced) has been developed for high-bandwidth mobile access to accommodate today’s data-heavy applications. LTE/LTE-Advanced has adopted disco...

August 2013
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Virtual Networks

Pluralistic Approach for the Next Generation of Internet

Edited by Otto Carlos M.B. Duarte, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Guy Pujolle, UPMC, Paris, France

The first chapter of this title concerns virtualization techniques that allow sharing computational resources basically, slicing a real computational environment into virtual computational environments that are isolated from one another.
The Xen and OpenFlow virtualization platforms are then presented in Chapter 2 and a performance analysis of both is provided. This chapter also defines the prim...

July 2013
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Wireless Telecommunication Systems

Michel Terré and Mylène Pischella, CNAM, Paris, France Emmanuelle Vivier, ISEP, France

Wireless telecommunication systems generate a huge amount of interest. In the last two decades, these systems have experienced at least three major technological leaps, and it has become impossible to imagine how society was organized without them. In this book, we propose a macroscopic approach on wireless systems, and aim at answering key questions about power, data rates, multiple access, cellu...

July 2013
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Geopositioning and Mobility

Edited by Ahmed Nait-Sidi-Moh, University of Picardie Jules Verne, France Mohamed Bakhouya, Aalto University, Finland Jaafar Gaber and Maxime Wack, UTBM, Belfort, France

This book presents a general overview of the applications and use of geopositioning and GNSS for assisting the supervision and management of mobile terrestrial professions, information, traffic regulation, multimodal information, pedestrian mobility and indoor geopositioning, etc. It especially focuses on the field of mobility and terrestrial transport, the automotive industry and tourism (on foo...

May 2013
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Synchronous Ethernet and IEEE 1588 in Telecoms

Next Generation Synchronization Networks

Jean-Loup Ferrant, Consultant, France Mike Gilson, BT, UK Sébastien Jobert, France Télécom Orange Labs, Lannion, France Michael Mayer, Consultant, Canada Laurent Montini, Cisco France, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France Michel Ouellette, Iometrix, San Francisco CA, USA Silvana Rodrigues, IDT, Ottawa, Canada Stefano Ruffini, Ericsson, Pisa, Italy

This book addresses the multiple technical aspects of the distribution of synchronization in new generation telecommunication networks, focusing in particular on synchronous Ethernet and IEEE1588 technologies. Many packet network engineers struggle with understanding the challenges that precise synchronization distribution can impose on networks. The usual “why”, “when” and particularly “how” can...

May 2013
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Vehicular Networks

Models and Algorithms

Edited by André-Luc Beylot, ENSEEIHT - IRIT, Toulouse, France Houda Labiod, Telecom ParisTech, France

Over the last few years vehicular networks have been receiving a lot of attention from academia, industry, standardization bodies, and the various transportation agencies and departments of many governments around the world. It is envisaged in the next decade that the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) will become an essential part of our daily life. This book describes models and/or algorith...

May 2013
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User-Centered Agile Method

FOCUS Series in Networks and Telecommunications

Dominique Deuff and Mathilde Cosquer, Orange Labs, France

Agile development methods began to emerge around 20 years ago. However, it was not until the early 2000s that they began to be widely used in industry. This growth was often due to the advent of Internet services requiring faster cycles of development in order to heighten the rate at which an ever-greater number of functionalities were made available. In parallel, user-centered design (UCD) method...

April 2013
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Information-Centric Networks

A New Paradigm for the Internet

Gabriel M. Brito, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil Pedro Braconnot Velloso, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil Igor M. Moraes, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil

Since its inception, the Internet has evolved from a textual information system towards a multimedia information system, in which data, services and applications are consumed as content. Today, however, the main problem faced is that applications are now content-oriented but the protocol stack remains the same, based on the content location. Thus, it is clear that the Internet’s current architectu...

April 2013
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Risk Propagation Assessment for Network Security

Application to Airport Communication Network Design

Mohamed Slim Ben Mahmoud, ENAC, French National Institution for Civil Aviation, France Nicolas Larrieu, ENAC, France Alain Pirovano, ENAC, France

The focus of this book is risk assessment methodologies for network architecture design. The main goal is to present and illustrate an innovative risk propagation-based quantitative assessment tool. This original approach aims to help network designers and security administrators to design and build more robust and secure network topologies. As an implementation case study, the authors consider an...

March 2013
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Architecture and Governance for Communication Services

Emmanuel Bertin, Orange Labs, France Noel Crespi, Telecom SudParis, France

Communication services are evolving at an unprecedented rate. No longer limited to interpersonal vocal communication, they now integrate functions such as address books, content sharing and messaging. The emergence of social networks – which may also include these features – is an important element of this transformation. Content services are becoming flagship services themselves, and are sometime...

March 2013
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Mobile Access Safety

Beyond BYOD

Dominique Assing, Consultant, France Stephane Calé, CISSP, France

Over recent years, the amount of mobile equipment that needs to be connected to corporate networks remotely (smartphones, laptops, etc.) has increased rapidly. Innovative development perspectives and new tendencies such as BYOD (bring your own device) are exposing business information systems more than ever to various compromising threats. The safety control of remote access has become a strategic...

January 2013
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Energy Efficiency in Wireless Networks

FOCUS Series in Networks and Telecommunications

Oswald Jumira, South Africa Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, USA

The last decade has witnessed an unprecedented development and growth in global wireless communications systems, technologies and network “traffic” generated over network infrastructures. This book presents state-of-the-art energy-efficient techniques, designs and implementations that pertain to wireless communication networks such as cellular networks, wireless local area networks (WLANs) and wir...

December 2012
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Intelligent Non-hierarchical Manufacturing Networks

Edited by Raúl Poler, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain Luis Maia Carneiro, INESC Porto, Portugal Thomas Jasinski, RWTH Aachen University, Germany Marc Zolghadri, Bordeaux 1 University, France Paolo Pedrazzoli, University of Applied Science of Southern Switzerland

This book provides the latest models, methods and guidelines for networked enterprises to enhance their competitiveness and move towards innovative high performance and agile industrial systems.
In the new global market, competitiveness and economic growth rely greatly on the move toward innovative high performance industrial systems and agile networked enterprises through the creation and consol...

December 2012
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Advanced Transport Protocols

Designing the Next Generation

Ernesto Exposito, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France

The current diversity of transport services, as well as the complexity resulting from the deployment of specific transport protocols or mechanisms over the different services provided by heterogeneous networks, demand a novel design of the transport layer. Moreover, current and future applications will only be able to take advantage of the most adapted and available transport services if they are...

December 2012
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Intelligent Video Surveillance Systems

Edited by Jean-Yves Dufour, Thales DSC division, France

Belonging to the wider academic field of computer vision, video analytics has aroused a phenomenal surge of interest since the current millennium. Video analytics is intended to solve the problem of the incapability of exploiting video streams in real time for the purpose of detection or anticipation. It involves analyzing the videos using algorithms that detect and track objects of interest over ...

November 2012
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Green Networking

Edited by Francine Krief, Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux, France

This book focuses on green networking, which is an important topic for the scientific community composed of engineers, academics, researchers and industrialists working in the networking field. Reducing the environmental impact of the communications infrastructure has become essential with the ever increasing cost of energy and the need for reducing global CO2 emissions to protect our environment....

September 2012
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Wireless Optical Communications

Edited by Olivier Bouchet, France Telecom

Wireless optical communication refers to communication based on the unguided propagation of optical waves. The past 30 years have seen significant improvements in this technique – a wireless communication solution for the current millennium – that offers an alternative to radio systems; a technique that could gain attractiveness due to recent concerns regarding the potential effects of radiofreque...

April 2012
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Network Coding

Edited by Khaldoun Al Agha, Paris XI University, France

Network coding, a relatively new area of research, has evolved from the theoretical level to become a tool used to optimize the performance of communication networks – wired, cellular, ad hoc, etc. The idea consists of mixing “packets” of data together when routing them from source to destination. Since network coding increases the network performance, it becomes a tool to enhance the existing pro...

April 2012
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Stochastic Modeling and Analysis of Telecom Networks

Laurent Decreusefond, Télécom ParisTech, France Pascal Moyal, Compiègne University of Technology, France

This book addresses the stochastic modeling of telecommunication networks, introducing the main mathematical tools for that purpose, such as Markov processes, real and spatial point processes and stochastic recursions, and presenting a wide list of results on stability, performances and comparison of systems. The authors propose a comprehensive mathematical construction of the foundations of stoch...

March 2012
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Electrothermics

Edited by Javad Fouladgar, University of Nantes, France

This book concerns the analysis and design of induction heating of poor electrical conduction materials. Some innovating applications such as inductive plasma installation or transformers, thermo inductive non-destructive testing and carbon-reinforced composite materials heating are studied. Analytical, semi-analytical and numerical models are combined to obtain the best modeling technique for eac...

March 2012
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Mobile Networks Architecture

André Perez, Consultant

This book explains the evolutions of architecture for mobiles and summarizes the different technologies:
– 2G: the GSM (Global System for Mobile) network, the GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) network and the EDGE (Enhanced Data for Global Evolution) evolution;
– 3G: the UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) network and the HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) evolutions:
- HSDPA (...

January 2012
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Digital Home Networking

Edited by Romain Carbou, Orange Labs. Michel Diaz, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France Ernesto Exposito, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France Rodrigo Roman, University of Malaga, Spain

In an era of ubiquity, nomadism and ecological challenge, the maturity of wireless technologies, the readiness of broadband Internet access and the popularity of smart terminals should contribute to emancipating IT services in connection with the home and home-based resources. This book, in light of several years of applied research and technological surveys, aims at describing the digital home ne...

October 2011
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Radio Engineering

From Software Radio to Cognitive Radio

Edited by Jacques Palicot, Supelec/IETR, Rennes, France

Software radio ideally provides the opportunity to communicate with any radio communication standard by modifying only the software, without any modification to hardware components. However, taking into account the static behavior of current communications protocols, the spectrum efficiency optimization, and flexibility, the radio domain has become an important factor.
From this thinking appeare...

August 2011
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Network Performance Analysis

Thomas Bonald, Telecom ParisTech, France Mathieu Feuillet, INRIA, France

The book presents some key mathematical tools for the performance analysis of communication networks and computer systems.
Communication networks and computer systems have become extremely complex. The statistical resource sharing induced by the random behavior of users and the underlying protocols and algorithms may affect Quality of Service.
This book introduces the main results of queuing th...

August 2011
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Communicating Systems with UML 2

Modeling and Analysis of Network Protocols

David Garduno Barrera, Consultant Michel Diaz, LAAS/CNRS, Toulouse, France

This book gives a practical approach to modeling and analyzing communication protocols using UML 2. Network protocols are always presented with a point of view focusing on partial mechanisms and starting models. This book aims at giving the basis needed for anybody to model and validate their own protocols. It follows a practical approach and gives many examples for the description and analysis of...

June 2011
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Compact Antennas for Wireless Communications and Terminals

Theory and Design

Edited by Jean-Marc Laheurte, University of Paris-Est, Marne-La-Vallée, France

Compact Antennas for Wireless Communications and Terminals deals with compact microwave antennas and, more specifically, with the planar version of these antennas. Planar antennas are the most appropriate type of antenna in modern communication systems and more generally in all applications requiring miniaturization, integration and conformation such as in mobile phone handsets.
The book is suita...

June 2011
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RFID and the Internet of Things

Edited by Hervé Chabanne, Morpho, France Pascal Urien, Telecom ParisTech, France Jean-Ferdinand Susini, CNAM, France

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology allows for automatic identification of information contained in a tag by scanning and interrogation using radio frequency (RF) waves.
An RFID tag contains an antenna and a microchip that allows it to transmit and receive. This technology is a possible alternative to the use of barcodes, which are frequently inadequate in the face of rapid growth in...

May 2011
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IP, Ethernet and MPLS Networks

Resource and Fault Management

André Perez, Consultant, France

This book provides details of the key Quality of Service (QoS) technologies deployed in telecommunications networks: Ethernet, Internet Protocol (IP), and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). The QoS of the network is made up of two parts: fault management and resource management.
Network operation quality is among the functions to be fulfilled in order to offer sufficient QoS to the end user. I...

April 2011
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Home Area Networks and IPTV

Jean-Gabriel Rémy, Ministry of Economy, Industry & Energy, Fance Charlotte Letamendia, SAGEMCOM, France

The field of Home Area Networks (HAN), a dedicated residential subset of LAN technologies for home-based use, is fast becoming the next frontier for the communications industry.
This book describes the various technologies involved in the implementation of a HAN: high-speed Internet connections, indoor implementations, services, software, and management packages. It also reviews multimedia appl...

April 2011
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Local Networks and the Internet

From Protocols to Interconnection

Laurent Toutain, ENST Bretagne, France Ana Minaburo

Local Networks and the Internet examines the technologies most commonly used in the Internet and in local intranets, in their design and development. It explains the relationships between the various important standards, as well as their objectives and their technical content. The relationships between different address levels (MAC, IP addresses, autoconfiguration protocols) are presented in exten...

March 2011
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Ad Hoc Networks

Routing, QoS and Optimization

Mounir Frikha, SUPCOM, Tunisia

This book describes the essential technology, features, and characteristics of ad hoc networks and their fields of use. After an in-depth study of the different categories of routing techniques, an evaluation of the performance of OLSR and AODV protocols is proposed using a variety of scenarios and simulations.
A new routing protocol with QoS is presented, as well as its implementation in a netwo...

December 2010
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Ultra Wide Band Antennas

Edited by Xavier Begaud, TELECOM ParisTech, France.

Ultra Wide Band Technology (UWB) has reached a level of maturity that allows us to offer wireless links with either high or low data rates. These wireless links are frequently associated with a location capability for which ultimate accuracy varies with the inverse of the frequency bandwidth. Using time or frequency domain waveforms, they are currently the subject of international standards facili...

November 2010
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The Internet of Things

Connecting Objects…

Edited by Hakima Chaouchi, National Institute of Telecommunications, France.

The path towards communication ubiquity started years ago with the aim of offering to users different services anytime and anywhere. This is becoming true only because wireless and mobile communication have had a remarkable evolution, as has the miniaturization of mobile terminals, while keeping high performance and security. The Internet of Things appears to be the ultimate or next step of ubiq...

May 2010
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Communicating Embedded Systems

Network Applications

Edited by Francine Krief, University of Bordeaux, France.

Embedded systems become more and more complex and require having some knowledge in various disciplines such as electronics, data processing, telecommunications and networks.
Without detailing all the aspects related to the design of embedded systems, this book, which was written by specialists in electronics, data processing and telecommunications and networks, gives an interesting point of view...

January 2010
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Wireless and Mobile Network Security

Security basics, Security in On-the-shelf and emerging technologies

Edited by Hakima Chaouchi, National Institute of Telecommunications, France. Maryline Maknavicius, National Institute of Telecommunications, France.

This book provides a cutting-edge examination of research and/or security solutions in wireless and mobile networks. It begins by covering the security basic concepts and fundamentals constituting a base of knowledge necessary for the comprehension of security issues, challenges and solutions. This discussion will be of invaluable use to those unfamiliar with the security field. Next it presents t...

June 2009
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Radio Resources Management in WiMAX

From theoretical capacity to system simulations

Edited by Emmanuelle Vivier, ISEP, France

This book examines some of the most recent work relating to the IEEE 802.16/WiMAX system, with particular emphasis being placed on radio resource management and performance analysis. Relaying is also given considerable coverage to reflect its growing importance in this field. Written by a range of contributors from both academic and manufacturer environments, and featuring many simulation results,...

March 2009
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Ultra-Wideband Radio Propagation Channels

A Practical Approach

Pascal Pagani, France Telecom Research and Development, Rennes, France Friedman Tchoffo Talom, CEA Leti Grenoble, France Patrice Pajusco, France Telecom Research and Development, Belfort, France Bernard Uguen, University of Rennes 1, France

Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology consists of transmitting radio signals over frequency bandwidths from 500 MHz to several GHz. Its unique characteristics may be exploited for the design of high data rate wireless communication systems, as well as localization and imaging applications. The development and optimization of such systems require a precise knowledge of the radio transmission medium.
Thi...

November 2008
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End-to-End Quality of Service Engineering in Next Generation Heterogenous Networks

Edited by Abdelhamid Mellouk, University of Paris XII, France

Due the proliferation and convergence of different types of wired, wireless and mobile networks (such as WiMAX, Wireless Mesh Networks, WPANs, WLANs, Sensor, etc) and cellular-based networks, this book deals with the objective to develop efficient global control mechanisms that can maintain end-to-end QoS requirements to maximize network resources utilization, and minimize operational costs on all...

November 2008
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Fiber-Optic Communications

Pierre Lecoy, Ecole Centrale de Paris, France

This book describes in a comprehensive manner the components and systems of fiber-optic communications and networks. Coverage is divided into three parts: Part 1 explains the propagation theory over single-mode and multimode fibers, as well as technological features (manufacturing, cabling, connecting). Part 2 describes the various components (passive and active optical components, integrated opt...

August 2008
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Autonomic Networks

Edited by Dominique Gaïti, University of Technology of Troyes, France

As the Internet becomes larger and larger, and consequently more difficult to operate and to manage, telecommunication operators, manufacturers and companies require tools to perform those tasks. A large number of tools developed from various technical areas have been proposed, but these alone are not sufficient to handle a rapidly evolving and dynamic environment. This book presents and explains ...

November 2007
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Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks

Edited by Houda Labiod, ENST, Paris, France

Two new fields in the area of communications technology have recently appeared: mobile ad hoc networks and sensor networks. The emergence of these very promising systems is mainly due to great technological progress in the field of wireless communication protocols; they will make it possible to offer a broad range of new applications in both civilian and militarian contexts. However, the inherent ...

November 2007
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The Radio Spectrum

Managing a Strategic Resource

Jean-Marc Chaduc, Agence Nationale des Fréquences, France Gérard Pogorel, ENST Paris, France

Radio frequency bandwidth has become a basic resource for the development of the information society. In fact, radio bandwidth is the necessary medium for carrying the communications to customers and a truly worldwide network is dependent on it. Given the market demands for more and more frequencies, means have to be found to share this limited resource most effectively and to continuously improve...

November 2007
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Reconfigurable Mobile Radio Systems

A Snapshot of Key Aspects Related to Reconfigurability in Wireless Systems

Edited by Guillaume Vivier, Motorola, France

Different aspects of the reconfigurability of mobile radio systems are analyzed in this book. These include services, object modeling applied to software radio, flexible spectrum management, trade-offs for building a reconfigurable terminal, an example of a pure software radio modem, adaptive MIMO techniques and analog-to-digital converter. ...

May 2007
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Management, Control and Evolution of IP Networks

Edited by Guy Pujolle, LIP6, University Paris VI, France

Internet Protocols (IP) networks have, for a number of years, provided the basis for modern communication channels. However, the control and management of these networks needs to be extended so that the required Quality of Service can be achieved. Guy Pujolle starts by considering the various aspects of Quality of Service and goes on to look at the evolution of IP networks. Topics include the impr...

March 2007
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Multimedia Multicast on The Internet

Edited by Abderrahim Benslimane, University of Avignon, France

This book examines multicast technology and will be a key text for undergraduate engineering students and master students in networks and telecoms. However, it will be equally useful for a wide range of professionals in this research field. Multicast routing was introduced with the advent of multiparty applications (for example, videoconferencing on the Internet) and collaborative work (for exampl...

January 2007
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UMTS

Javier Sanchez, LG Electronics Mobilecomm France Mamadou Thioune, STMicroelectronics, France

During the first decade of this new millennium, it is estimated that more than €100 billion will be invested in the third generation (3G) Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) in Europe. This fact represents an amazing challenge from both a technical and commercial perspective. Written by experts in the field, this book gives a detailed description of the elements in the UMTS network a...

January 2007
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GALILEO – The European Global Navigation Satellite System

Dragos Zaharia, Consultant

This innovative book provides an expert insight into the detailed operation mode of the European Global Navigation Satellite System GALILEO. It covers all the elements necessary for a complete understanding of GALILEO, including: existing and future concurrent systems like the GPS system, GLONASS, Beidou, the GALILEO system operation, the integration of GALILEO into the GNSS, related items such as...

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Inter-domain Routing Security

Securing BGP

Xavier Masip-Bruin Marcelo Yannuzzi Muhammad Shuaib Siddiqui

Inter-domain routing security is a big actor in end-to-end network connectivity. The protocol currently implemented was not designed to cover such a critical aspect, and so many vulnerabilities crop up, having a strong impact on the whole system. Despite much effort in the past focusing in addressing security issues, no solutions have become a reality, hence novel solutions must be sought to reduc...

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