Optical and wireless technologies are being introduced into the global communications infrastructure at an astonishing pace. Both are revolutionizing the industry and will undoubtedly dominate its future. Yet in the crowded curricula in most electrical engineering programs, there is no room in typical data communications courses for proper coverage of these "next generation" technologies.
Optical and Wireless Communications: Next Generation Networks covers both types of networks in a unique presentation ideal for formal coursework, self-study, and professional reference. Part I: Optical Networks covers optical fibers, transmitters, receivers, multiplexers, amplifiers, and specific networks, including FDDI, SONET, fiber channel, and wavelength-routed networks. Part II: Wireless Networks examines fundamental concepts and specific
wireless networks, such as wireless LAN, wireless ATM, wireless local loop, and wireless PBXs. This section also explores cellular technologies and
Eventually, next generation networks will be as ubiquitous as traditional telephone networks, and engineers must be prepared to meet the challenges of optical and wireless systems development and deployment. Filled with illustrations, examples, and end-of-chapter problems, this book provides a brief but comprehensive introduction to these technologies.
• Provides a concise but comprehensive introduction to optical and wireless networks
• Requires only general background knowledge in data communications
• Covers ATM, DTM, MPLS, DWDM, ICO, and Globalstar technologies
• Includes a summary and exercises in each chapter