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  • Introduction
  • Spin-resolved spectroscopy of the intermediate polar DQ Her
  • Spectral variability on the spin period of the white dwarf in V455 And
  • Kepler observations of the beaming binary KPD1946+4340
  • Doppler beaming and Rømer delay in the Kepler data of KOI-74
  • A new grid of evolutionary sdB models and their pulsational properties
  • MAIA: the Mercator Advanced Imager for Asteroseismology
  • Conclusions and future prospects.
This book, which is a reworked and updated version of Steven Bloemen?s original PhD thesis, reports on several high-precision studies of compact variable stars. Its strength lies in the large variety of observational, theoretical and instrumentation techniques that are presented and used and paves the way towards new and detailed asteroseismic applications of single and binary subdwarf stars. Close binary stars are studied using high cadence spectroscopic datasets collected with state of the art electron multiplying CCDs and analysed using Doppler tomography visualization techniques. The work touches upon instrumentation, presenting the calibration of a new fast, multi-colour camera installed at the Mercator Telescope on La Palma. The thesis also includes theoretical work on the computation of the temperature range in which stellar oscillations can be driven in subdwarf B-stars. Finally, the highlight of the thesis is the measurement of velocities of stars using only photometric data from NASA's Kepler satellite. Doppler beaming causes stars to appear slightly brighter when they move towards us in their orbits, and this subtle effect can be seen in Kepler's brightness measurements. The thesis presents the first validation of such velocity measurements using independent spectroscopic measurements. Since the detection and validation of this Doppler beaming effect, it has been used in tens of studies to detect and characterize binary star systems, which are key calibrators in stellar astronomy.
  • Introduction
  • Spin-resolved spectroscopy of the intermediate polar DQ Her
  • Spectral variability on the spin period of the white dwarf in V455 And
  • Kepler observations of the beaming binary KPD1946+4340
  • Doppler beaming and Rømer delay in the Kepler data of KOI-74
  • A new grid of evolutionary sdB models and their pulsational properties
  • MAIA: the Mercator Advanced Imager for Asteroseismology
  • Conclusions and future prospects.
This book, which is a reworked and updated version of Steven Bloemen?s original PhD thesis, reports on several high-precision studies of compact variable stars. Its strength lies in the large variety of observational, theoretical and instrumentation techniques that are presented and used and paves the way towards new and detailed asteroseismic applications of single and binary subdwarf stars. Close binary stars are studied using high cadence spectroscopic datasets collected with state of the art electron multiplying CCDs and analysed using Doppler tomography visualization techniques. The work touches upon instrumentation, presenting the calibration of a new fast, multi-colour camera installed at the Mercator Telescope on La Palma. The thesis also includes theoretical work on the computation of the temperature range in which stellar oscillations can be driven in subdwarf B-stars. Finally, the highlight of the thesis is the measurement of velocities of stars using only photometric data from NASA's Kepler satellite. Doppler beaming causes stars to appear slightly brighter when they move towards us in their orbits, and this subtle effect can be seen in Kepler's brightness measurements. The thesis presents the first validation of such velocity measurements using independent spectroscopic measurements. Since the detection and validation of this Doppler beaming effect, it has been used in tens of studies to detect and characterize binary star systems, which are key calibrators in stellar astronomy.
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The second edition of 4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband reflects the ongoing success of LTE throughout the world and focuses on LTE with full updates including LTE-Advanced (Release 11) to provide a complete picture of the LTE system. The book gives overviews and detailed explanations for the latest LTE standards for radio interface architecture, the physical layer, access procedures, broadcast, relaying, spectrum and RF characteristics, and system performance. Key technologies presented include multi-carrier transmission, advanced single-carrier transmission, advanced receivers, OFDM, MIMO and adaptive antenna solutions, advanced radio resource management and protocols, and different radio network architectures. New content includes: * TDD schemes: Inter-band TDD aggregation with different uplink-downlink configurations* Antenna ports, quasi-co-location of antenna ports, PDSCH-mapping indication and TM10 for multi-antenna/CoMP, add EPDCCH description, extension of CSI-RS to multiple processes and interference measurements* Updates related to inter-band TDD aggregation with different UL-DL configuration, virtual cell ID, and multiple TAGs in case of carrier aggregation * Covers a complete update to the latest 3GPP's Release 11* Two new chapters on HetNet, covering small cells/heterogeneous deployments and CoMP, covering inter-site coordination * Includes updates related to inter-band TDD aggregation with different UL-DL configuration, virtual cell ID, and multiple TAGs in case of carrier aggregation.
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The second edition of 4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband reflects the ongoing success of LTE throughout the world and focuses on LTE with full updates including LTE-Advanced (Release 11) to provide a complete picture of the LTE system. The book gives overviews and detailed explanations for the latest LTE standards for radio interface architecture, the physical layer, access procedures, broadcast, relaying, spectrum and RF characteristics, and system performance. Key technologies presented include multi-carrier transmission, advanced single-carrier transmission, advanced receivers, OFDM, MIMO and adaptive antenna solutions, advanced radio resource management and protocols, and different radio network architectures. New content includes: * TDD schemes: Inter-band TDD aggregation with different uplink-downlink configurations* Antenna ports, quasi-co-location of antenna ports, PDSCH-mapping indication and TM10 for multi-antenna/CoMP, add EPDCCH description, extension of CSI-RS to multiple processes and interference measurements* Updates related to inter-band TDD aggregation with different UL-DL configuration, virtual cell ID, and multiple TAGs in case of carrier aggregation * Covers a complete update to the latest 3GPP's Release 11* Two new chapters on HetNet, covering small cells/heterogeneous deployments and CoMP, covering inter-site coordination * Includes updates related to inter-band TDD aggregation with different UL-DL configuration, virtual cell ID, and multiple TAGs in case of carrier aggregation.
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The second edition of 4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband reflects the ongoing success of LTE throughout the world and focuses on LTE with full updates including LTE-Advanced (Release 11) to provide a complete picture of the LTE system. The book gives overviews and detailed explanations for the latest LTE standards for radio interface architecture, the physical layer, access procedures, broadcast, relaying, spectrum and RF characteristics, and system performance. Key technologies presented include multi-carrier transmission, advanced single-carrier transmission, advanced receivers, OFDM, MIMO and adaptive antenna solutions, advanced radio resource management and protocols, and different radio network architectures. New content includes: * TDD schemes: Inter-band TDD aggregation with different uplink-downlink configurations* Antenna ports, quasi-co-location of antenna ports, PDSCH-mapping indication and TM10 for multi-antenna/CoMP, add EPDCCH description, extension of CSI-RS to multiple processes and interference measurements* Updates related to inter-band TDD aggregation with different UL-DL configuration, virtual cell ID, and multiple TAGs in case of carrier aggregation * Covers a complete update to the latest 3GPP's Release 11* Two new chapters on HetNet, covering small cells/heterogeneous deployments and CoMP, covering inter-site coordination * Includes updates related to inter-band TDD aggregation with different UL-DL configuration, virtual cell ID, and multiple TAGs in case of carrier aggregation.
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The second edition of 4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband reflects the ongoing success of LTE throughout the world and focuses on LTE with full updates including LTE-Advanced (Release 11) to provide a complete picture of the LTE system. The book gives overviews and detailed explanations for the latest LTE standards for radio interface architecture, the physical layer, access procedures, broadcast, relaying, spectrum and RF characteristics, and system performance. Key technologies presented include multi-carrier transmission, advanced single-carrier transmission, advanced receivers, OFDM, MIMO and adaptive antenna solutions, advanced radio resource management and protocols, and different radio network architectures. New content includes: * TDD schemes: Inter-band TDD aggregation with different uplink-downlink configurations* Antenna ports, quasi-co-location of antenna ports, PDSCH-mapping indication and TM10 for multi-antenna/CoMP, add EPDCCH description, extension of CSI-RS to multiple processes and interference measurements* Updates related to inter-band TDD aggregation with different UL-DL configuration, virtual cell ID, and multiple TAGs in case of carrier aggregation * Covers a complete update to the latest 3GPP's Release 11* Two new chapters on HetNet, covering small cells/heterogeneous deployments and CoMP, covering inter-site coordination * Includes updates related to inter-band TDD aggregation with different UL-DL configuration, virtual cell ID, and multiple TAGs in case of carrier aggregation.
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Book
1 online resource (610 p.)
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Authors' Biographies; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations and Acronyms; Chapter 1 LTE Network Architecture and Protocols; 1.1 Evolution of 3GPP Standards; 1.1.1 3GPP Release 99; 1.1.2 3GPP Release 4; 1.1.3 3GPP Release 5; 1.1.4 3GPP Release 6; 1.1.5 3GPP Release 7; 1.1.6 3GPP Release 8; 1.1.7 3GPP Release 9 and Beyond; 1.2 Radio Interface Techniques in 3GPP Systems; 1.2.1 Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA); 1.2.2 Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA); 1.2.3 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
  • 1.2.4 Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA)1.3 Radio Access Mode Operations; 1.3.1 Frequency Division Duplex (FDD); 1.3.2 Time Division Duplex (TDD); 1.4 Spectrum Allocation in UMTS and LTE; 1.5 LTE Network Architecture; 1.5.1 Evolved Packet System (EPS); 1.5.2 Evolved Packet Core (EPC); 1.5.3 Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN); 1.5.4 LTE User Equipment; 1.6 EPS Interfaces; 1.6.1 S1-MME Interface; 1.6.2 LTE-Uu Interface; 1.6.3 S1-U Interface; 1.6.4 S3 Interface (SGSN-MME); 1.6.5 S4 (SGSN to SGW); 1.6.6 S5/S8 Interface; 1.6.7 S6a (Diameter)
  • 1.6.8 S6b Interface (Diameter)1.6.9 S6d (Diameter); 1.6.10 S9 Interface (H-PCRF-VPCRF); 1.6.11 S10 Interface (MME-MME); 1.6.12 S11 Interface (MME-SGW); 1.6.13 S12 Interface; 1.6.14 S13 Interface; 1.6.15 SGs Interface; 1.6.16 SGi Interface; 1.6.17 Gx Interface; 1.6.18 Gy and Gz Interfaces; 1.6.19 DNS Interface; 1.6.20 Gn/Gp Interface; 1.6.21 SBc Interface; 1.6.22 Sv Interface; 1.7 EPS Protocols and Planes; 1.7.1 Access and Non-Access Stratum; 1.7.2 Control Plane; 1.7.3 User Plane; 1.8 EPS Procedures Overview; 1.8.1 EPS Registration and Attach Procedures; 1.8.2 EPS Quality of Service (QoS)
  • 1.8.3 EPS Security Basics1.8.4 EPS Idle and Active States; 1.8.5 EPS Network Topology for Mobility Procedures; 1.8.6 EPS Identifiers; References; Chapter 2 LTE Air Interface and Procedures; 2.1 LTE Protocol Stack; 2.2 SDU and PDU; 2.3 LTE Radio Resource Control (RRC); 2.4 LTE Packet Data Convergence Protocol Layer (PDCP); 2.4.1 PDCP Architecture; 2.4.2 PDCP Data and Control SDUs; 2.4.3 PDCP Header Compression; 2.4.4 PDCP Ciphering; 2.4.5 PDCP In-Order Delivery; 2.4.6 PDCP in LTE versus HSPA; 2.5 LTE Radio Link Control (RLC); 2.5.1 RLC Architecture; 2.5.2 RLC Modes; 2.5.3 Control and Data PDUs
  • 2.5.4 RLC in LTE versus HSPA2.6 LTE Medium Access Control (MAC); 2.7 LTE Physical Layer (PHY); 2.7.1 HSPA(+) Channel Overview; 2.7.2 General LTE Physical Channels; 2.7.3 LTE Downlink Physical Channels; 2.7.4 LTE Uplink Physical Channels; 2.8 Channel Mapping of Protocol Layers; 2.8.1 E-UTRAN Channel Mapping; 2.8.2 UTRAN Channel Mapping; 2.9 LTE Air Interface; 2.9.1 LTE Frame Structure; 2.9.2 LTE Frequency and Time Domains Structure; 2.9.3 OFDM Downlink Transmission Example; 2.9.4 Downlink Scheduling; 2.9.5 Uplink Scheduling; 2.9.6 LTE Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ)
This book provides an insight into the key practical aspects and best practice of 4G-LTE network design, performance, and deployment Design, Deployment and Performance of 4G-LTE Networks addresses the key practical aspects and best practice of 4G networks design, performance, and deployment. In addition, the book focuses on the end-to-end aspects of the LTE network architecture and different deployment scenarios of commercial LTE networks. It describes the air interface of LTE focusing on the access stratum protocol layers: PDCP, RLC, MAC, and Physical Layer. The air int.
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Authors' Biographies; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations and Acronyms; Chapter 1 LTE Network Architecture and Protocols; 1.1 Evolution of 3GPP Standards; 1.1.1 3GPP Release 99; 1.1.2 3GPP Release 4; 1.1.3 3GPP Release 5; 1.1.4 3GPP Release 6; 1.1.5 3GPP Release 7; 1.1.6 3GPP Release 8; 1.1.7 3GPP Release 9 and Beyond; 1.2 Radio Interface Techniques in 3GPP Systems; 1.2.1 Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA); 1.2.2 Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA); 1.2.3 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
  • 1.2.4 Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA)1.3 Radio Access Mode Operations; 1.3.1 Frequency Division Duplex (FDD); 1.3.2 Time Division Duplex (TDD); 1.4 Spectrum Allocation in UMTS and LTE; 1.5 LTE Network Architecture; 1.5.1 Evolved Packet System (EPS); 1.5.2 Evolved Packet Core (EPC); 1.5.3 Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN); 1.5.4 LTE User Equipment; 1.6 EPS Interfaces; 1.6.1 S1-MME Interface; 1.6.2 LTE-Uu Interface; 1.6.3 S1-U Interface; 1.6.4 S3 Interface (SGSN-MME); 1.6.5 S4 (SGSN to SGW); 1.6.6 S5/S8 Interface; 1.6.7 S6a (Diameter)
  • 1.6.8 S6b Interface (Diameter)1.6.9 S6d (Diameter); 1.6.10 S9 Interface (H-PCRF-VPCRF); 1.6.11 S10 Interface (MME-MME); 1.6.12 S11 Interface (MME-SGW); 1.6.13 S12 Interface; 1.6.14 S13 Interface; 1.6.15 SGs Interface; 1.6.16 SGi Interface; 1.6.17 Gx Interface; 1.6.18 Gy and Gz Interfaces; 1.6.19 DNS Interface; 1.6.20 Gn/Gp Interface; 1.6.21 SBc Interface; 1.6.22 Sv Interface; 1.7 EPS Protocols and Planes; 1.7.1 Access and Non-Access Stratum; 1.7.2 Control Plane; 1.7.3 User Plane; 1.8 EPS Procedures Overview; 1.8.1 EPS Registration and Attach Procedures; 1.8.2 EPS Quality of Service (QoS)
  • 1.8.3 EPS Security Basics1.8.4 EPS Idle and Active States; 1.8.5 EPS Network Topology for Mobility Procedures; 1.8.6 EPS Identifiers; References; Chapter 2 LTE Air Interface and Procedures; 2.1 LTE Protocol Stack; 2.2 SDU and PDU; 2.3 LTE Radio Resource Control (RRC); 2.4 LTE Packet Data Convergence Protocol Layer (PDCP); 2.4.1 PDCP Architecture; 2.4.2 PDCP Data and Control SDUs; 2.4.3 PDCP Header Compression; 2.4.4 PDCP Ciphering; 2.4.5 PDCP In-Order Delivery; 2.4.6 PDCP in LTE versus HSPA; 2.5 LTE Radio Link Control (RLC); 2.5.1 RLC Architecture; 2.5.2 RLC Modes; 2.5.3 Control and Data PDUs
  • 2.5.4 RLC in LTE versus HSPA2.6 LTE Medium Access Control (MAC); 2.7 LTE Physical Layer (PHY); 2.7.1 HSPA(+) Channel Overview; 2.7.2 General LTE Physical Channels; 2.7.3 LTE Downlink Physical Channels; 2.7.4 LTE Uplink Physical Channels; 2.8 Channel Mapping of Protocol Layers; 2.8.1 E-UTRAN Channel Mapping; 2.8.2 UTRAN Channel Mapping; 2.9 LTE Air Interface; 2.9.1 LTE Frame Structure; 2.9.2 LTE Frequency and Time Domains Structure; 2.9.3 OFDM Downlink Transmission Example; 2.9.4 Downlink Scheduling; 2.9.5 Uplink Scheduling; 2.9.6 LTE Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ)
This book provides an insight into the key practical aspects and best practice of 4G-LTE network design, performance, and deployment Design, Deployment and Performance of 4G-LTE Networks addresses the key practical aspects and best practice of 4G networks design, performance, and deployment. In addition, the book focuses on the end-to-end aspects of the LTE network architecture and different deployment scenarios of commercial LTE networks. It describes the air interface of LTE focusing on the access stratum protocol layers: PDCP, RLC, MAC, and Physical Layer. The air int.
Book
1 online resource (x, 180 pages) : illustrations.
  • Introduction : Altruism and evolution
  • Groups that work
  • How altrusim evolves
  • Equivalence
  • From nonhumans to humans
  • Psychological altruism
  • Altruism and religion
  • Altruism and economics
  • Altruism in everyday life
  • Pathological altrusim
  • Planetary altruism.
  • Introduction : Altruism and evolution
  • Groups that work
  • How altrusim evolves
  • Equivalence
  • From nonhumans to humans
  • Psychological altruism
  • Altruism and religion
  • Altruism and economics
  • Altruism in everyday life
  • Pathological altrusim
  • Planetary altruism.
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Luis, young and curious, is determined to find out where Europeans come from. His early investigations lead him to meet Eudald Carbonell, co-director of excavations at Atapuerca, and he invites him on a journey in search of the traces of Europe's ancestors. The extraordinary journeys take the viewer through Africa and Asia to reach Europe where Luis finds that the origin of what are now called Europeans is not in the old continent.
Luis, young and curious, is determined to find out where Europeans come from. His early investigations lead him to meet Eudald Carbonell, co-director of excavations at Atapuerca, and he invites him on a journey in search of the traces of Europe's ancestors. The extraordinary journeys take the viewer through Africa and Asia to reach Europe where Luis finds that the origin of what are now called Europeans is not in the old continent.
Book
1 online resource (342 p.) : digital, PDF file(s).
  • Introduction Bernard Lightman and Bennett Zon-- 1. Evolution and Victorian fiction Cannon Schmitt-- 2. Poetry John Holmes-- 3. Between specimen and imagination Elizabeth Edwards-- 4. Early cinema and evolution Oliver Gaycken-- 5. Evolution and Victorian arts Barbara Larson-- 6. 'I'm evolving!': Varieties of evolution on the Victorian stage Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr-- 7. Dance and evolutionary thought in late Victorian discourse Theresa Jill Buckland-- 8. The 'non-Darwinian' revolution and the Great Chain of Musical Being Bennett Zon-- 9. Development and display: progressive evolution in British Victorian architecture and architectural theory Carla Yanni-- 10. Dramas of development: exhibitions and evolution in Victorian Britain Sadiah Qureshi-- 11. The popularization of evolution and Victorian culture Bernard Lightman.
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In this collection of essays from leading scholars, the dynamic interplay between evolution and Victorian culture is explored for the first time, mapping new relationships between the arts and sciences. Rather than focusing simply on evolution and literature or art, this volume brings together essays exploring the impact of evolutionary ideas on a wide range of cultural activities including painting, sculpture, dance, music, fiction, poetry, cinema, architecture, theatre, photography, museums, exhibitions and popular culture. Broad-ranging, rather than narrowly specialized, each chapter provides a brief introduction to key scholarship, a central section exploring original insights drawn from primary source material, and a conclusion offering overarching principles and a projection towards further areas of research. Each chapter covers the work of significant individuals and groups applying evolutionary theory to their particular art, both as theorists and practitioners. This comprehensive examination of topics sheds light on larger and previously unknown Victorian cultural patterns.
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  • Introduction Bernard Lightman and Bennett Zon-- 1. Evolution and Victorian fiction Cannon Schmitt-- 2. Poetry John Holmes-- 3. Between specimen and imagination Elizabeth Edwards-- 4. Early cinema and evolution Oliver Gaycken-- 5. Evolution and Victorian arts Barbara Larson-- 6. 'I'm evolving!': Varieties of evolution on the Victorian stage Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr-- 7. Dance and evolutionary thought in late Victorian discourse Theresa Jill Buckland-- 8. The 'non-Darwinian' revolution and the Great Chain of Musical Being Bennett Zon-- 9. Development and display: progressive evolution in British Victorian architecture and architectural theory Carla Yanni-- 10. Dramas of development: exhibitions and evolution in Victorian Britain Sadiah Qureshi-- 11. The popularization of evolution and Victorian culture Bernard Lightman.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
In this collection of essays from leading scholars, the dynamic interplay between evolution and Victorian culture is explored for the first time, mapping new relationships between the arts and sciences. Rather than focusing simply on evolution and literature or art, this volume brings together essays exploring the impact of evolutionary ideas on a wide range of cultural activities including painting, sculpture, dance, music, fiction, poetry, cinema, architecture, theatre, photography, museums, exhibitions and popular culture. Broad-ranging, rather than narrowly specialized, each chapter provides a brief introduction to key scholarship, a central section exploring original insights drawn from primary source material, and a conclusion offering overarching principles and a projection towards further areas of research. Each chapter covers the work of significant individuals and groups applying evolutionary theory to their particular art, both as theorists and practitioners. This comprehensive examination of topics sheds light on larger and previously unknown Victorian cultural patterns.
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Book
1 online resource (248 pages)
  • Front Cover; Evolution by Tumor Neofunctionalization; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Modern Synthesis of Evolutionary Biology and the Health Sciences; 2. Evolution and Pathology; 2.1 Pathogens and Pathologies May Have Adaptive and/or Evolutionary Importance; 2.2 Evolution vs. Pathology Paradox of Mutations; 3. The Widespread Occurrence of Tumors in Multicellular Organisms; 3.1 Comparative Oncological Data on the Prevalence of Tumors in Different Groups of Multicellular Organisms.
  • 3.2 Ancient Origin and Conservatism of Cellular Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes3.3 The Widespread Occurrence of Tumors Suggests that They May Be Evolutionarily Meaningful; 4. Features of Tumors that Could Be Used in Evolution; 4.1 Unusual Genes and Gene Sets are Activated in Tumors and may Participate in the Origin of New Cell Types; 4.2 Tumor Cells Can Differentiate with the Loss of Malignancy that may Lead to the Origin of New Cell Types; 4.3 Tumors Provide Excessive Cell Masses Functionally Unnecessary to the Organism that Could be used for the Origin of New ...
  • 4.4 Tumors as Atypical Organs/Tissues that may Eventually Evolve into Normal Structures4.4.1 Morphogenetic Potential of Tumors May Be Used in the Origin of Morphological Novelties and Diversity; 5. Tumors Might Participate in the Evolution of Ontogenesis; 5.1 Tumors and Normal Embryogenesis; 5.2 Tumors as Disease of Differentiation; 5.3 The Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) Occurs in Normal and Neoplastic Development; 5.4 Tumors, Evo-Devo and Addition of Final Stages in the Evolution of Ontogenesis.
  • 5.5 The Human Brain, as the Most Recently Evolved Organ, Recapitulates Many Features Resembling those of Tumors5.5.1 The Expansion of Brain Size During Mammalian and Primate Evolution Involved Many Protooncogenes and Tumor Suppressor ... ; 5.5.2 Human Cerebral Cortex as a Result of Selection for Tumor Growth; 5.5.3 Brain Enlargement, Microcephaly Genes and Tumors; 5.5.3.1 MCPH1 is a Tumor Suppressor Gene Interrelated with the other Tumor Suppressor, BRCA1; 5.5.3.2 ASPM is a Major Determinant of Human Cerebral Cortical Size, and is Overexpressed in Tumors and Testis.
  • 5.5.4 Long-Term Neural Stem Cell Expansion Leads to Brain Tumors5.6 The Eutherian Placenta is Evolutionary Innovation and Recapitulates Many Tumor Features; 6. Tumors that Might Play a Role in Evolution; 6.1 Hereditary Tumors; 6.2 Fetal, Neonatal and Infantile Tumors; 6.3 Benign Tumors, Carcinomas in situ and Pseudodiseases; 6.4 Tumors at the Early and Intermediate Stages of Progression; 6.5 Tumors that Spontaneously Regress; 6.6 Sustainable Tumor Masses; 7. Tumors that have Played a Role in Evolution; 7.1 The Nitrogen-Fixing Root Nodules of Legumes.
Evolution by Tumor Neofunctionalization explores the possibility of the positive role of tumors in evolution of multicellular organisms. This unique perspective goes beyond recent publications on how evolution may influence tumors, to consider the possible role of tumors in evolution. Widespread in nature tumors represent a much broader category than malignant tumors only. The majority of tumors in humans and other animals may never undergo malignant transformation. Tumors may differentiate with the loss of malignancy, and malignant tumors may spontaneously regress. Cellular oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes play roles in normal development. Many features of tumors could be used in evolution, and there are examples of tumors that have played a role in evolution. This book will stimulate thinking on this topic by specialists in the fields of evolutionary biology, oncology, molecular biology, molecular evolution, embryology, evo-devo, tumor immunology, pathology and clinical oncology. * Covers the role that tumors might play in evolution.* Provides multidisciplinary approach that will appeal to a wide circle of professionals in the fields of evolutionary biology, oncology, molecular biology, and more.
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  • Front Cover; Evolution by Tumor Neofunctionalization; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Modern Synthesis of Evolutionary Biology and the Health Sciences; 2. Evolution and Pathology; 2.1 Pathogens and Pathologies May Have Adaptive and/or Evolutionary Importance; 2.2 Evolution vs. Pathology Paradox of Mutations; 3. The Widespread Occurrence of Tumors in Multicellular Organisms; 3.1 Comparative Oncological Data on the Prevalence of Tumors in Different Groups of Multicellular Organisms.
  • 3.2 Ancient Origin and Conservatism of Cellular Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes3.3 The Widespread Occurrence of Tumors Suggests that They May Be Evolutionarily Meaningful; 4. Features of Tumors that Could Be Used in Evolution; 4.1 Unusual Genes and Gene Sets are Activated in Tumors and may Participate in the Origin of New Cell Types; 4.2 Tumor Cells Can Differentiate with the Loss of Malignancy that may Lead to the Origin of New Cell Types; 4.3 Tumors Provide Excessive Cell Masses Functionally Unnecessary to the Organism that Could be used for the Origin of New ...
  • 4.4 Tumors as Atypical Organs/Tissues that may Eventually Evolve into Normal Structures4.4.1 Morphogenetic Potential of Tumors May Be Used in the Origin of Morphological Novelties and Diversity; 5. Tumors Might Participate in the Evolution of Ontogenesis; 5.1 Tumors and Normal Embryogenesis; 5.2 Tumors as Disease of Differentiation; 5.3 The Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) Occurs in Normal and Neoplastic Development; 5.4 Tumors, Evo-Devo and Addition of Final Stages in the Evolution of Ontogenesis.
  • 5.5 The Human Brain, as the Most Recently Evolved Organ, Recapitulates Many Features Resembling those of Tumors5.5.1 The Expansion of Brain Size During Mammalian and Primate Evolution Involved Many Protooncogenes and Tumor Suppressor ... ; 5.5.2 Human Cerebral Cortex as a Result of Selection for Tumor Growth; 5.5.3 Brain Enlargement, Microcephaly Genes and Tumors; 5.5.3.1 MCPH1 is a Tumor Suppressor Gene Interrelated with the other Tumor Suppressor, BRCA1; 5.5.3.2 ASPM is a Major Determinant of Human Cerebral Cortical Size, and is Overexpressed in Tumors and Testis.
  • 5.5.4 Long-Term Neural Stem Cell Expansion Leads to Brain Tumors5.6 The Eutherian Placenta is Evolutionary Innovation and Recapitulates Many Tumor Features; 6. Tumors that Might Play a Role in Evolution; 6.1 Hereditary Tumors; 6.2 Fetal, Neonatal and Infantile Tumors; 6.3 Benign Tumors, Carcinomas in situ and Pseudodiseases; 6.4 Tumors at the Early and Intermediate Stages of Progression; 6.5 Tumors that Spontaneously Regress; 6.6 Sustainable Tumor Masses; 7. Tumors that have Played a Role in Evolution; 7.1 The Nitrogen-Fixing Root Nodules of Legumes.
Evolution by Tumor Neofunctionalization explores the possibility of the positive role of tumors in evolution of multicellular organisms. This unique perspective goes beyond recent publications on how evolution may influence tumors, to consider the possible role of tumors in evolution. Widespread in nature tumors represent a much broader category than malignant tumors only. The majority of tumors in humans and other animals may never undergo malignant transformation. Tumors may differentiate with the loss of malignancy, and malignant tumors may spontaneously regress. Cellular oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes play roles in normal development. Many features of tumors could be used in evolution, and there are examples of tumors that have played a role in evolution. This book will stimulate thinking on this topic by specialists in the fields of evolutionary biology, oncology, molecular biology, molecular evolution, embryology, evo-devo, tumor immunology, pathology and clinical oncology. * Covers the role that tumors might play in evolution.* Provides multidisciplinary approach that will appeal to a wide circle of professionals in the fields of evolutionary biology, oncology, molecular biology, and more.
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Book
1 online resource (211 p.)
  • Evolution
  • Natural Selection
  • Adaptation
  • Competition
  • Genetics Basics & Mutations
  • Transposable Elements, Viruses, and Genomes
  • Horizontal Gene Transfer
  • Neutral Evolution
  • Genetic Drift
  • Environment
  • Development
  • Symbiosis
  • Speciation
  • Micro- and Macroevolution
  • Homology
  • Imperfection
  • The Fossil Record and the History of Life
  • Contingency and Evolution
  • Opportunity
  • Phylogeny:The Tree of Life
  • Progress-Purpose?
Evolution: Components and Mechanisms introduces the many recent discoveries and insights that have added to the discipline of organic evolution, and combines them with the key topics needed to gain a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of evolution. Each chapter covers an important topic or factor pertinent to a modern understanding of evolutionary theory, allowing easy access to particular topics for either study or review. Many chapters are cross-referenced. Modern evolutionary theory has expanded significantly within only the past two to three decades. In recent times the definition of a gene has evolved, the definition of organic evolution itself is in need of some modification, the number of known mechanisms of evolutionary change has increased dramatically, and the emphasis placed on opportunity and contingency has increased. This book synthesizes these changes and presents many of the novel topics in evolutionary theory in an accessible and thorough format. This book is an ideal, up-to-date resource for biologists, geneticists, evolutionary biologists, developmental biologists, and researchers in, as well as students and academics in these areas and professional scientists in many subfields of biology. * Discusses many of the mechanisms responsible for evolutionary change * Includes an appendix that provides a brief synopsis of these mechanisms with most discussed in greater detail in respective chapters* Aids readers in their organization and understanding of the material by addressing the basic concepts and topics surrounding organic evolution * Covers some topics not typically addressed, such as opportunity, contingency, symbiosis, and progress.
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  • Evolution
  • Natural Selection
  • Adaptation
  • Competition
  • Genetics Basics & Mutations
  • Transposable Elements, Viruses, and Genomes
  • Horizontal Gene Transfer
  • Neutral Evolution
  • Genetic Drift
  • Environment
  • Development
  • Symbiosis
  • Speciation
  • Micro- and Macroevolution
  • Homology
  • Imperfection
  • The Fossil Record and the History of Life
  • Contingency and Evolution
  • Opportunity
  • Phylogeny:The Tree of Life
  • Progress-Purpose?
Evolution: Components and Mechanisms introduces the many recent discoveries and insights that have added to the discipline of organic evolution, and combines them with the key topics needed to gain a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of evolution. Each chapter covers an important topic or factor pertinent to a modern understanding of evolutionary theory, allowing easy access to particular topics for either study or review. Many chapters are cross-referenced. Modern evolutionary theory has expanded significantly within only the past two to three decades. In recent times the definition of a gene has evolved, the definition of organic evolution itself is in need of some modification, the number of known mechanisms of evolutionary change has increased dramatically, and the emphasis placed on opportunity and contingency has increased. This book synthesizes these changes and presents many of the novel topics in evolutionary theory in an accessible and thorough format. This book is an ideal, up-to-date resource for biologists, geneticists, evolutionary biologists, developmental biologists, and researchers in, as well as students and academics in these areas and professional scientists in many subfields of biology. * Discusses many of the mechanisms responsible for evolutionary change * Includes an appendix that provides a brief synopsis of these mechanisms with most discussed in greater detail in respective chapters* Aids readers in their organization and understanding of the material by addressing the basic concepts and topics surrounding organic evolution * Covers some topics not typically addressed, such as opportunity, contingency, symbiosis, and progress.
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  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; About the Authors; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Acronyms; Chapter 1 An Introduction to Heterogeneous Networks; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Heterogeneous Network Deployments; 1.2.1 Distributed Antenna Systems; 1.2.2 Public Access Picocells/Metrocells; 1.2.3 Consumer-Grade Femtocells; 1.2.4 WiFi Systems; 1.3 Features of Heterogeneous Networks; 1.3.1 Association and Load Balancing; 1.3.2 Interference Management; 1.3.3 Self-Organizing Networks; 1.3.4 Mobility Management; 1.4 Evolution of Cellular Technology and Standards.
  • 1.4.1 3GPP Standardization ProcessReferences; Part I Overview; Chapter 2 Fundamentals of LTE; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 LTE Core Network; 2.2.1 Control Plane; 2.2.2 User Plane; 2.2.3 Practical Implementations of the Core Network; 2.3 LTE Radio Access Network; 2.3.1 Control Plane; 2.3.2 User Plane; 2.4 Connectivity Among eNodeBs: The X2 Interface; 2.4.1 Load- and Interference-Related Information; 2.4.2 Handover-Related Information; 2.5 Technologies in LTE; 2.5.1 Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing; 2.5.2 Multiple Antenna Communications; References.
  • Chapter 3 LTE Signal Structure and Physical Channels3.1 Introduction; 3.2 LTE Signal Structure; 3.3 Introduction to LTE Physical Channels and Reference Signals; 3.4 Resource Block Assignment; 3.5 Downlink Physical Channels; 3.5.1 Physical Broadcast Channel (PBCH); 3.5.2 Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH); 3.5.3 Physical Multicast Channel (PMCH); 3.5.4 Physical Control Format Indicator Channel (PCFICH); 3.5.5 Physical Hybrid ARQ Indicator Channel (PHICH); 3.5.6 Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH); 3.6 Uplink Physical Channels; 3.6.1 Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH).
  • 3.6.2 Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH)3.6.3 Physical Random Access Channel (PRACH); References; Chapter 4 Physical Layer Signal Processing in LTE; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Downlink Synchronization Signals; 4.2.1 Primary Synchronization Signal; 4.2.2 Secondary Synchronization Signal; 4.3 Reference Signals; 4.3.1 Downlink Reference Signals; 4.3.2 Uplink Reference Signals; 4.4 Channel Estimation and Feedback; 4.4.1 Basics of Link Adaptation; 4.4.2 Feedback for MIMO OFDM Channels; 4.4.3 New Features in LTE-Advanced; 4.5 Design Paradigm of LTE Signaling; 4.6 Scheduling and Resource Allocation.
  • 4.6.1 Scheduling Algorithms4.6.2 Inter-eNodeB Coordination for Resource Allocation in LTE; References; Part II Inter-Cell Interference Coordination; Chapter 5 Release 10 Enhanced ICIC; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Typical Deployment Scenarios; 5.2.1 Macro-Pico Deployment Scenario; 5.2.2 Macro-Femto Deployment Scenario; 5.3 Time Domain Techniques; 5.3.1 Almost Blank Subframe; 5.3.2 ABS Use Cases; 5.3.3 UE Measurement and Reporting; 5.3.4 Backhaul Support; 5.3.5 Simulation Results; 5.4 Power Control Techniques; 5.4.1 Target Scenario; 5.4.2 Power Control Schemes.
A comprehensive summary of theoretical and practical developments in LTE Heterogeneous Networks The last decade has witnessed the proliferation of mobile broadband data and the trend is likely to increase in the coming years. Current cellular networks are ill equipped to deal with this surge in demand. To satisfy user demand and maximize profits, a new paradigm to operate networks is needed. Heterogeneous networks, that deploy an overlay of small cells with limited coverage and transmit power, over a macro coverage area is the solution by providing capacity and coverage.
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; About the Authors; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Acronyms; Chapter 1 An Introduction to Heterogeneous Networks; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Heterogeneous Network Deployments; 1.2.1 Distributed Antenna Systems; 1.2.2 Public Access Picocells/Metrocells; 1.2.3 Consumer-Grade Femtocells; 1.2.4 WiFi Systems; 1.3 Features of Heterogeneous Networks; 1.3.1 Association and Load Balancing; 1.3.2 Interference Management; 1.3.3 Self-Organizing Networks; 1.3.4 Mobility Management; 1.4 Evolution of Cellular Technology and Standards.
  • 1.4.1 3GPP Standardization ProcessReferences; Part I Overview; Chapter 2 Fundamentals of LTE; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 LTE Core Network; 2.2.1 Control Plane; 2.2.2 User Plane; 2.2.3 Practical Implementations of the Core Network; 2.3 LTE Radio Access Network; 2.3.1 Control Plane; 2.3.2 User Plane; 2.4 Connectivity Among eNodeBs: The X2 Interface; 2.4.1 Load- and Interference-Related Information; 2.4.2 Handover-Related Information; 2.5 Technologies in LTE; 2.5.1 Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing; 2.5.2 Multiple Antenna Communications; References.
  • Chapter 3 LTE Signal Structure and Physical Channels3.1 Introduction; 3.2 LTE Signal Structure; 3.3 Introduction to LTE Physical Channels and Reference Signals; 3.4 Resource Block Assignment; 3.5 Downlink Physical Channels; 3.5.1 Physical Broadcast Channel (PBCH); 3.5.2 Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH); 3.5.3 Physical Multicast Channel (PMCH); 3.5.4 Physical Control Format Indicator Channel (PCFICH); 3.5.5 Physical Hybrid ARQ Indicator Channel (PHICH); 3.5.6 Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH); 3.6 Uplink Physical Channels; 3.6.1 Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH).
  • 3.6.2 Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH)3.6.3 Physical Random Access Channel (PRACH); References; Chapter 4 Physical Layer Signal Processing in LTE; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Downlink Synchronization Signals; 4.2.1 Primary Synchronization Signal; 4.2.2 Secondary Synchronization Signal; 4.3 Reference Signals; 4.3.1 Downlink Reference Signals; 4.3.2 Uplink Reference Signals; 4.4 Channel Estimation and Feedback; 4.4.1 Basics of Link Adaptation; 4.4.2 Feedback for MIMO OFDM Channels; 4.4.3 New Features in LTE-Advanced; 4.5 Design Paradigm of LTE Signaling; 4.6 Scheduling and Resource Allocation.
  • 4.6.1 Scheduling Algorithms4.6.2 Inter-eNodeB Coordination for Resource Allocation in LTE; References; Part II Inter-Cell Interference Coordination; Chapter 5 Release 10 Enhanced ICIC; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Typical Deployment Scenarios; 5.2.1 Macro-Pico Deployment Scenario; 5.2.2 Macro-Femto Deployment Scenario; 5.3 Time Domain Techniques; 5.3.1 Almost Blank Subframe; 5.3.2 ABS Use Cases; 5.3.3 UE Measurement and Reporting; 5.3.4 Backhaul Support; 5.3.5 Simulation Results; 5.4 Power Control Techniques; 5.4.1 Target Scenario; 5.4.2 Power Control Schemes.
A comprehensive summary of theoretical and practical developments in LTE Heterogeneous Networks The last decade has witnessed the proliferation of mobile broadband data and the trend is likely to increase in the coming years. Current cellular networks are ill equipped to deal with this surge in demand. To satisfy user demand and maximize profits, a new paradigm to operate networks is needed. Heterogeneous networks, that deploy an overlay of small cells with limited coverage and transmit power, over a macro coverage area is the solution by providing capacity and coverage.
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The last decade has witnessed the proliferation of mobile broadband data and the trend is likely to increase in the coming years. Current cellular networks are ill equipped to deal with this surge in demand. To satisfy user demand and maximize profits, a new paradigm to operate networks is needed. Heterogeneous networks, that deploy an overlay of small cells with limited coverage and transmit power, over a macro coverage area is the solution by providing capacity and coverage where it is needed. This book presents a comprehensive overview of small cell based heterogeneous networks within the framework of 3GPP LTE-Advanced which is the major enabler of current and future heterogeneous networks. Fully illustrated throughout, the book offers an accompanying website including Matlab code for simulating heterogeneous networks, LTE channel models, and references to 3GPP specifications, contributions, and updates on recent standardization activities.
The last decade has witnessed the proliferation of mobile broadband data and the trend is likely to increase in the coming years. Current cellular networks are ill equipped to deal with this surge in demand. To satisfy user demand and maximize profits, a new paradigm to operate networks is needed. Heterogeneous networks, that deploy an overlay of small cells with limited coverage and transmit power, over a macro coverage area is the solution by providing capacity and coverage where it is needed. This book presents a comprehensive overview of small cell based heterogeneous networks within the framework of 3GPP LTE-Advanced which is the major enabler of current and future heterogeneous networks. Fully illustrated throughout, the book offers an accompanying website including Matlab code for simulating heterogeneous networks, LTE channel models, and references to 3GPP specifications, contributions, and updates on recent standardization activities.
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This book is an in-depth, systematic and structured technical reference on 3GPP's LTE-Advanced (Releases 10 and 11), covering theory, technology and implementation, written by an author who has been involved in the inception and development of these technologies for over 20 years. The book not only describes the operation of individual components, but also shows how they fit into the overall system and operate from a systems perspective. Uniquely, this book gives in-depth information on upper protocol layers, implementation and deployment issues, and services, making it suitable for engineers who are implementing the technology into future products and services. Reflecting the author's 25 plus years of experience in signal processing and communication system design, this book is ideal for professional engineers, researchers, and graduate students working in cellular communication systems, radio air-interface technologies, cellular communications protocols, advanced radio access technologies for beyond 4G systems, and broadband cellular standards. Features: an end-to-end description of LTE/LTE-Advanced technologies using a top-down systems approach, providing an in-depth understanding of how the overall system works; detailed algorithmic descriptions of the individual components' operation and inter-connection; strong emphasis on implementation and deployment scenarios, making this a very practical book; an in-depth coverage of theoretical and practical aspects of LTE Releases 10 and 11; and clear and concise descriptions of the underlying principles and theoretical concepts to provide a better understanding of the operation of the system's components. It covers all essential system functionalities, features, and their inter-connections based on a clear protocol structure, including detailed signal flow graphs and block diagrams. It includes methodologies and results related to link-level and system-level evaluations of LTE-Advanced. It provides understanding and insight into the advanced underlying technologies in LTE-Advanced up to and including Release 11: multi-antenna signal processing, OFDM, carrier aggregation, coordinated multi-point transmission and reception, eICIC, multi-radio coexistence, E-MBMS, positioning methods, real-time and non-real-time wireless multimedia applications.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book is an in-depth, systematic and structured technical reference on 3GPP's LTE-Advanced (Releases 10 and 11), covering theory, technology and implementation, written by an author who has been involved in the inception and development of these technologies for over 20 years. The book not only describes the operation of individual components, but also shows how they fit into the overall system and operate from a systems perspective. Uniquely, this book gives in-depth information on upper protocol layers, implementation and deployment issues, and services, making it suitable for engineers who are implementing the technology into future products and services. Reflecting the author's 25 plus years of experience in signal processing and communication system design, this book is ideal for professional engineers, researchers, and graduate students working in cellular communication systems, radio air-interface technologies, cellular communications protocols, advanced radio access technologies for beyond 4G systems, and broadband cellular standards. Features: an end-to-end description of LTE/LTE-Advanced technologies using a top-down systems approach, providing an in-depth understanding of how the overall system works; detailed algorithmic descriptions of the individual components' operation and inter-connection; strong emphasis on implementation and deployment scenarios, making this a very practical book; an in-depth coverage of theoretical and practical aspects of LTE Releases 10 and 11; and clear and concise descriptions of the underlying principles and theoretical concepts to provide a better understanding of the operation of the system's components. It covers all essential system functionalities, features, and their inter-connections based on a clear protocol structure, including detailed signal flow graphs and block diagrams. It includes methodologies and results related to link-level and system-level evaluations of LTE-Advanced. It provides understanding and insight into the advanced underlying technologies in LTE-Advanced up to and including Release 11: multi-antenna signal processing, OFDM, carrier aggregation, coordinated multi-point transmission and reception, eICIC, multi-radio coexistence, E-MBMS, positioning methods, real-time and non-real-time wireless multimedia applications.
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This book is an in-depth, systematic and structured technical reference on 3GPP's LTE-Advanced (Releases 10 and 11), covering theory, technology and implementation, written by an author who has been involved in the inception and development of these technologies for over 20 years. The book not only describes the operation of individual components, but also shows how they fit into the overall system and operate from a systems perspective. Uniquely, this book gives in-depth information on upper protocol layers, implementation and deployment issues, and services, making it suitable for engineers who are implementing the technology into future products and services. Reflecting the author's 25 plus years of experience in signal processing and communication system design, this book is ideal for professional engineers, researchers, and graduate students working in cellular communication systems, radio air-interface technologies, cellular communications protocols, advanced radio access technologies for beyond 4G systems, and broadband cellular standards. Features: an end-to-end description of LTE/LTE-Advanced technologies using a top-down systems approach, providing an in-depth understanding of how the overall system works; detailed algorithmic descriptions of the individual components' operation and inter-connection; strong emphasis on implementation and deployment scenarios, making this a very practical book; an in-depth coverage of theoretical and practical aspects of LTE Releases 10 and 11; and clear and concise descriptions of the underlying principles and theoretical concepts to provide a better understanding of the operation of the system's components. It covers all essential system functionalities, features, and their inter-connections based on a clear protocol structure, including detailed signal flow graphs and block diagrams. It includes methodologies and results related to link-level and system-level evaluations of LTE-Advanced. It provides understanding and insight into the advanced underlying technologies in LTE-Advanced up to and including Release 11: multi-antenna signal processing, OFDM, carrier aggregation, coordinated multi-point transmission and reception, eICIC, multi-radio coexistence, E-MBMS, positioning methods, real-time and non-real-time wireless multimedia applications.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book is an in-depth, systematic and structured technical reference on 3GPP's LTE-Advanced (Releases 10 and 11), covering theory, technology and implementation, written by an author who has been involved in the inception and development of these technologies for over 20 years. The book not only describes the operation of individual components, but also shows how they fit into the overall system and operate from a systems perspective. Uniquely, this book gives in-depth information on upper protocol layers, implementation and deployment issues, and services, making it suitable for engineers who are implementing the technology into future products and services. Reflecting the author's 25 plus years of experience in signal processing and communication system design, this book is ideal for professional engineers, researchers, and graduate students working in cellular communication systems, radio air-interface technologies, cellular communications protocols, advanced radio access technologies for beyond 4G systems, and broadband cellular standards. Features: an end-to-end description of LTE/LTE-Advanced technologies using a top-down systems approach, providing an in-depth understanding of how the overall system works; detailed algorithmic descriptions of the individual components' operation and inter-connection; strong emphasis on implementation and deployment scenarios, making this a very practical book; an in-depth coverage of theoretical and practical aspects of LTE Releases 10 and 11; and clear and concise descriptions of the underlying principles and theoretical concepts to provide a better understanding of the operation of the system's components. It covers all essential system functionalities, features, and their inter-connections based on a clear protocol structure, including detailed signal flow graphs and block diagrams. It includes methodologies and results related to link-level and system-level evaluations of LTE-Advanced. It provides understanding and insight into the advanced underlying technologies in LTE-Advanced up to and including Release 11: multi-antenna signal processing, OFDM, carrier aggregation, coordinated multi-point transmission and reception, eICIC, multi-radio coexistence, E-MBMS, positioning methods, real-time and non-real-time wireless multimedia applications.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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p. ; cm.
This book is an in-depth, systematic and structured technical reference on 3GPP's LTE-Advanced (Releases 10 and 11), covering theory, technology and implementation, written by an author who has been involved in the inception and development of these technologies for over 20 years. The book not only describes the operation of individual components, but also shows how they fit into the overall system and operate from a systems perspective. Uniquely, this book gives in-depth information on upper protocol layers, implementation and deployment issues, and services, making it suitable for engineers who are implementing the technology into future products and services. Reflecting the author's 25 plus years of experience in signal processing and communication system design, this book is ideal for professional engineers, researchers, and graduate students working in cellular communication systems, radio air-interface technologies, cellular communications protocols, advanced radio access technologies for beyond 4G systems, and broadband cellular standards. Features: an end-to-end description of LTE/LTE-Advanced technologies using a top-down systems approach, providing an in-depth understanding of how the overall system works; detailed algorithmic descriptions of the individual components' operation and inter-connection; strong emphasis on implementation and deployment scenarios, making this a very practical book; an in-depth coverage of theoretical and practical aspects of LTE Releases 10 and 11; and clear and concise descriptions of the underlying principles and theoretical concepts to provide a better understanding of the operation of the system's components. It covers all essential system functionalities, features, and their inter-connections based on a clear protocol structure, including detailed signal flow graphs and block diagrams. It includes methodologies and results related to link-level and system-level evaluations of LTE-Advanced. It provides understanding and insight into the advanced underlying technologies in LTE-Advanced up to and including Release 11: multi-antenna signal processing, OFDM, carrier aggregation, coordinated multi-point transmission and reception, eICIC, multi-radio coexistence, E-MBMS, positioning methods, real-time and non-real-time wireless multimedia applications.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book is an in-depth, systematic and structured technical reference on 3GPP's LTE-Advanced (Releases 10 and 11), covering theory, technology and implementation, written by an author who has been involved in the inception and development of these technologies for over 20 years. The book not only describes the operation of individual components, but also shows how they fit into the overall system and operate from a systems perspective. Uniquely, this book gives in-depth information on upper protocol layers, implementation and deployment issues, and services, making it suitable for engineers who are implementing the technology into future products and services. Reflecting the author's 25 plus years of experience in signal processing and communication system design, this book is ideal for professional engineers, researchers, and graduate students working in cellular communication systems, radio air-interface technologies, cellular communications protocols, advanced radio access technologies for beyond 4G systems, and broadband cellular standards. Features: an end-to-end description of LTE/LTE-Advanced technologies using a top-down systems approach, providing an in-depth understanding of how the overall system works; detailed algorithmic descriptions of the individual components' operation and inter-connection; strong emphasis on implementation and deployment scenarios, making this a very practical book; an in-depth coverage of theoretical and practical aspects of LTE Releases 10 and 11; and clear and concise descriptions of the underlying principles and theoretical concepts to provide a better understanding of the operation of the system's components. It covers all essential system functionalities, features, and their inter-connections based on a clear protocol structure, including detailed signal flow graphs and block diagrams. It includes methodologies and results related to link-level and system-level evaluations of LTE-Advanced. It provides understanding and insight into the advanced underlying technologies in LTE-Advanced up to and including Release 11: multi-antenna signal processing, OFDM, carrier aggregation, coordinated multi-point transmission and reception, eICIC, multi-radio coexistence, E-MBMS, positioning methods, real-time and non-real-time wireless multimedia applications.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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  • Radio Resource Management for Coordinated Multipoint Systems.- Resource Allocation for Improved User Satisfaction with Applications to LTE.- Radio Resource Management for Device-to-Device Communications in Long Term Evolution Networks.- Capacity, Fairness and QoS Trade-Offs in Wireless Networks with Applications to LTE.- The Design of Efficient, Low-Complexity Cooperative Diversity Schemes from Different Perspectives.- Distributed Optimization Techniques in Wireless Communication Networks.- A Genetic Algorithm for the Optimization of MIMO Antenna Arrays.- Multiantenna Multicarrier Transceiver Architectures.- Precoder Design for Coordinated Multipoint Systems.- Interference Alignment, Concepts and Algorithms for Wireless Systems.- Null-space Precoder for Dense 4G and Beyond Networks.
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This book will be a comprehensive collection of advanced concepts related to 4th generation wireless communication systems. It will be divided into two main parts: resource allocation and transceiver architectures. These two research areas are at the core of the recent advances experimented by wireless communication systems. Each chapter will cover a relevant, timely, topic with two focuses: a first part which is of tutorial and survey nature, reviews the state of the art in that topic, followed by a more deep treatment including current research topics, case studies and performance analysis.
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  • Radio Resource Management for Coordinated Multipoint Systems.- Resource Allocation for Improved User Satisfaction with Applications to LTE.- Radio Resource Management for Device-to-Device Communications in Long Term Evolution Networks.- Capacity, Fairness and QoS Trade-Offs in Wireless Networks with Applications to LTE.- The Design of Efficient, Low-Complexity Cooperative Diversity Schemes from Different Perspectives.- Distributed Optimization Techniques in Wireless Communication Networks.- A Genetic Algorithm for the Optimization of MIMO Antenna Arrays.- Multiantenna Multicarrier Transceiver Architectures.- Precoder Design for Coordinated Multipoint Systems.- Interference Alignment, Concepts and Algorithms for Wireless Systems.- Null-space Precoder for Dense 4G and Beyond Networks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book will be a comprehensive collection of advanced concepts related to 4th generation wireless communication systems. It will be divided into two main parts: resource allocation and transceiver architectures. These two research areas are at the core of the recent advances experimented by wireless communication systems. Each chapter will cover a relevant, timely, topic with two focuses: a first part which is of tutorial and survey nature, reviews the state of the art in that topic, followed by a more deep treatment including current research topics, case studies and performance analysis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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  • 1. The past and present of human origins in Southern Asia and Australia Robin Dennell and Martin Porr-- 2. Asia and human evolution: from cradle of mankind to cul-de-sac Robin Dennell-- 3. The changing contribution of the Australian archaeological record to ideas about human evolution Sandra Bowdler-- 4. Smoke and mirrors: the fossil record for Homo sapiens in southern Asia Robin Dennell-- 5. An Arabian perspective on the dispersal of Homo sapiens out of Africa Huw Groucutt and Michael Petraglia-- 6. The Indian subcontinent and modern human origins Michael Petraglia and James Blinkhorn-- 7. East of Eden: founder effects and the archaeological signature of modern human dispersal Christopher Clarkson-- 8. Missing links, cultural modernity and the dead: anatomically modern humans in the Great Cave of Niah (Sarawak, Borneo) Graeme Barker and Chris Hunt-- 9. Faunal biogeography in island Southeast Asia: implications for early hominin and modern human dispersals Mike Morwood-- 10. Late Pleistocene subsistence strategies in Island Southeast Asia and its implications for understanding the development of modern human behaviour Philip J. Piper and Ryan J. Rabett-- 11. Modern humans in the Philippines: colonization, subsistence and new insights into behavioural complexity Armand Salvador B. Mijares, Philip J. Piper and Alfred F. Pawlik-- 12. Views from across the ocean: a demographic, social and symbolic framework for the appearance of modern human behaviour Philip J. Habgood and Natalie R. Franklin-- 13. Early modern humans in Island Southeast Asia and Sahul: adaptive and creative societies with simple lithic industries Jane Balme and Sue O'Connor-- 14. Tasmanian archaeology and reflections on modern human behaviour Richard Cosgrove, Anne Pike-Tay and Wil Roebroeks-- 15. Explaining prehistoric human behavioural change: the challenge from Tasmania Ian Gilligan-- 16. Patterns of modernity: taphonomy, sampling and the Pleistocene archaeological record of Sahul Michelle C. Langley-- 17. Late Pleistocene colonisation and adaptation in New Guinea: implications for debates on modern human behaviour Glenn R. Summerhayes and Anne Ford-- 18. Modern human spread from Aden to the Antipodes, and then Europe: with passengers and when? Stephen Oppenheimer-- 19. It's the thought that counts: unpacking the package of behaviour of the first Australians Iain Davidson-- 20. Essential questions: 'modern humans' and the capacity for modernity Martin Porr.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This is the first book to focus on the role of Southern Asia and Australia in our understanding of modern human origins and the expansion of Homo sapiens between East Africa and Australia before 30,000 years ago. With contributions from leading experts that take into account the latest archaeological evidence from India and Southeast Asia, this volume critically reviews current models of the timing and character of the spread of modern humans out of Africa. It also demonstrates that the evidence from Australasia should receive much wider and more serious consideration in its own right if we want to understand how our species achieved its global distribution. Critically examining the 'Out of Africa' model, this book emphasises the context and variability of the global evidence in the search for human origins.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • 1. The past and present of human origins in Southern Asia and Australia Robin Dennell and Martin Porr-- 2. Asia and human evolution: from cradle of mankind to cul-de-sac Robin Dennell-- 3. The changing contribution of the Australian archaeological record to ideas about human evolution Sandra Bowdler-- 4. Smoke and mirrors: the fossil record for Homo sapiens in southern Asia Robin Dennell-- 5. An Arabian perspective on the dispersal of Homo sapiens out of Africa Huw Groucutt and Michael Petraglia-- 6. The Indian subcontinent and modern human origins Michael Petraglia and James Blinkhorn-- 7. East of Eden: founder effects and the archaeological signature of modern human dispersal Christopher Clarkson-- 8. Missing links, cultural modernity and the dead: anatomically modern humans in the Great Cave of Niah (Sarawak, Borneo) Graeme Barker and Chris Hunt-- 9. Faunal biogeography in island Southeast Asia: implications for early hominin and modern human dispersals Mike Morwood-- 10. Late Pleistocene subsistence strategies in Island Southeast Asia and its implications for understanding the development of modern human behaviour Philip J. Piper and Ryan J. Rabett-- 11. Modern humans in the Philippines: colonization, subsistence and new insights into behavioural complexity Armand Salvador B. Mijares, Philip J. Piper and Alfred F. Pawlik-- 12. Views from across the ocean: a demographic, social and symbolic framework for the appearance of modern human behaviour Philip J. Habgood and Natalie R. Franklin-- 13. Early modern humans in Island Southeast Asia and Sahul: adaptive and creative societies with simple lithic industries Jane Balme and Sue O'Connor-- 14. Tasmanian archaeology and reflections on modern human behaviour Richard Cosgrove, Anne Pike-Tay and Wil Roebroeks-- 15. Explaining prehistoric human behavioural change: the challenge from Tasmania Ian Gilligan-- 16. Patterns of modernity: taphonomy, sampling and the Pleistocene archaeological record of Sahul Michelle C. Langley-- 17. Late Pleistocene colonisation and adaptation in New Guinea: implications for debates on modern human behaviour Glenn R. Summerhayes and Anne Ford-- 18. Modern human spread from Aden to the Antipodes, and then Europe: with passengers and when? Stephen Oppenheimer-- 19. It's the thought that counts: unpacking the package of behaviour of the first Australians Iain Davidson-- 20. Essential questions: 'modern humans' and the capacity for modernity Martin Porr.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This is the first book to focus on the role of Southern Asia and Australia in our understanding of modern human origins and the expansion of Homo sapiens between East Africa and Australia before 30,000 years ago. With contributions from leading experts that take into account the latest archaeological evidence from India and Southeast Asia, this volume critically reviews current models of the timing and character of the spread of modern humans out of Africa. It also demonstrates that the evidence from Australasia should receive much wider and more serious consideration in its own right if we want to understand how our species achieved its global distribution. Critically examining the 'Out of Africa' model, this book emphasises the context and variability of the global evidence in the search for human origins.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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  • Preface xi 1 Evolution from 2G over 3G to 4G 1 1.1 First Half of the 1990s--Voice-Centric Communication 1 1.2 Between 1995 and 2000: The Rise of Mobility and the Internet 1 1.3 Between 2000 and 2005: Dot Com Burst, Web 2.0, Mobile Internet 2 1.4 Between 2005 and 2010: Global Coverage, Fixed Line VoIP, and Mobile Broadband 4 1.5 2010 and Beyond 5 1.6 All over IP in Mobile--The Biggest Challenge 6 1.7 Summary 6 2 Beyond 3G Network Architectures 9 2.1 Overview 9 2.2 UMTS, HSPA, and HSPA+ 10 2.3 LTE 43 2.4 802.11 Wi-Fi 74 3 Network Capacity and Usage Scenarios 95 3.1 Usage in Developed Markets and Emerging Economies 95 3.2 How to Control Mobile Usage 96 3.3 Measuring Mobile Usage from a Financial Point of View 99 3.4 Cell Capacity in Downlink 100 3.5 Current and Future Frequency Bands for Cellular Wireless 105 3.6 Cell Capacity in Uplink 106 3.7 Per-User Throughput in Downlink 109 3.8 Per-User Throughput in Uplink 114 3.9 Traffic Estimation Per User 116 3.10 Overall Wireless Network Capacity 117 3.11 Network Capacity for Train Routes, Highways, and Remote Areas 124 3.12 When will GSM be Switched Off? 125 3.13 Cellular Network VoIP Capacity 127 3.14 Wi-Fi VoIP Capacity 130 3.15 Wi-Fi and Interference 132 3.16 Wi-Fi Capacity in Combination with DSL, Cable, and Fiber 134 3.17 Backhaul for Wireless Networks 138 3.18 A Hybrid Cellular/Wi-Fi Network Today and in the Future 143 4 Voice over Wireless 149 4.1 Circuit-Switched Mobile Voice Telephony 150 4.2 Packet-Switched Voice Telephony 153 4.3 SIP Telephony over Fixed and Wireless Networks 157 4.4 Voice and Related Applications over IMS 169 4.5 Voice over DSL and Cable with Femtocells 223 4.6 Unlicensed Mobile Access and Generic Access Network 228 4.7 Network Operator Deployed Voice over IP Alternatives 231 4.8 Over-the-Top (OTT) Voice over IP Alternatives 236 4.9 Which Voice Technology will Reign in the Future? 237 5 Evolution of Mobile Devices and Operating Systems 241 5.1 Introduction 241 5.2 The System Architecture for Voice-Optimized Devices 246 5.3 The System Architecture for Multimedia Devices 248 5.4 Mobile Graphics Acceleration 253 5.5 Hardware Evolution 256 5.6 Multimode, Multifrequency Terminals 273 5.7 Wireless Notebook Connectivity 276 5.8 Impact of Hardware Evolution on Future Data Traffic 277 5.9 Power Consumption and User Interface as the Dividing Line in Mobile Device Evolution 279 5.10 Feature Phone Operating Systems 280 5.11 Smartphone Operating Systems 282 5.12 Operating System Tasks 288 6 Mobile Web 2.0, Apps, and Owners 297 6.1 Overview 297 6.2 (Mobile) Web 1.0--How Everything Started 298 6.3 Web 2.0--Empowering the User 299 6.4 Web 2.0 from the User's Point of View 299 6.5 The Ideas behind Web 2.0 306 6.6 Discovering the Fabrics of Web 2.0 310 6.7 Mobile Web 2.0--Evolution and Revolution of Web 2.0 321 6.8 (Mobile) Web 2.0 and Privacy and Security Considerations 334 6.9 Mobile Apps 340 6.10 Android App Programing Introduction 342 6.11 Impact of Mobile Apps on Networks and Power Consumption 349 6.12 Mobile Apps Security and Privacy Considerations 351 6.13 Summary 354 7 Conclusion 357 Index 361.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Extensively updated evaluation of current and future network technologies, applications and devices This book follows on from its successful predecessor with an introduction to next generation network technologies, mobile devices, voice and multimedia services and the mobile web 2.0. Giving a sound technical introduction to 3GPP wireless systems, this book explains the decisions taken during standardization of the most popular wireless network standards today, LTE, LTE-Advanced and HSPA+. It discusses how these elements strongly influence each other and how network capabilities, available bandwidth, mobile device capabilities and new application concepts will shape the way we communicate in the future. This Second Edition presents a comprehensive and broad-reaching examination of a fast-moving technology which will be a welcome update for researchers and professionals alike. Key features: Fully updated and expanded to include new sections including VoLTE, the evolution to 4G, mobile Internet access, LTE-Advanced, Wi-Fi security and backhaul for wireless networks Describes the successful commercialization of Web 2.0 services such as Facebook, and the emergence of app stores, tablets and smartphones Examines the evolution of mobile devices and operating systems, including ARM and x86 architecture and their application to voice-optimized and multimedia devices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Preface xi 1 Evolution from 2G over 3G to 4G 1 1.1 First Half of the 1990s--Voice-Centric Communication 1 1.2 Between 1995 and 2000: The Rise of Mobility and the Internet 1 1.3 Between 2000 and 2005: Dot Com Burst, Web 2.0, Mobile Internet 2 1.4 Between 2005 and 2010: Global Coverage, Fixed Line VoIP, and Mobile Broadband 4 1.5 2010 and Beyond 5 1.6 All over IP in Mobile--The Biggest Challenge 6 1.7 Summary 6 2 Beyond 3G Network Architectures 9 2.1 Overview 9 2.2 UMTS, HSPA, and HSPA+ 10 2.3 LTE 43 2.4 802.11 Wi-Fi 74 3 Network Capacity and Usage Scenarios 95 3.1 Usage in Developed Markets and Emerging Economies 95 3.2 How to Control Mobile Usage 96 3.3 Measuring Mobile Usage from a Financial Point of View 99 3.4 Cell Capacity in Downlink 100 3.5 Current and Future Frequency Bands for Cellular Wireless 105 3.6 Cell Capacity in Uplink 106 3.7 Per-User Throughput in Downlink 109 3.8 Per-User Throughput in Uplink 114 3.9 Traffic Estimation Per User 116 3.10 Overall Wireless Network Capacity 117 3.11 Network Capacity for Train Routes, Highways, and Remote Areas 124 3.12 When will GSM be Switched Off? 125 3.13 Cellular Network VoIP Capacity 127 3.14 Wi-Fi VoIP Capacity 130 3.15 Wi-Fi and Interference 132 3.16 Wi-Fi Capacity in Combination with DSL, Cable, and Fiber 134 3.17 Backhaul for Wireless Networks 138 3.18 A Hybrid Cellular/Wi-Fi Network Today and in the Future 143 4 Voice over Wireless 149 4.1 Circuit-Switched Mobile Voice Telephony 150 4.2 Packet-Switched Voice Telephony 153 4.3 SIP Telephony over Fixed and Wireless Networks 157 4.4 Voice and Related Applications over IMS 169 4.5 Voice over DSL and Cable with Femtocells 223 4.6 Unlicensed Mobile Access and Generic Access Network 228 4.7 Network Operator Deployed Voice over IP Alternatives 231 4.8 Over-the-Top (OTT) Voice over IP Alternatives 236 4.9 Which Voice Technology will Reign in the Future? 237 5 Evolution of Mobile Devices and Operating Systems 241 5.1 Introduction 241 5.2 The System Architecture for Voice-Optimized Devices 246 5.3 The System Architecture for Multimedia Devices 248 5.4 Mobile Graphics Acceleration 253 5.5 Hardware Evolution 256 5.6 Multimode, Multifrequency Terminals 273 5.7 Wireless Notebook Connectivity 276 5.8 Impact of Hardware Evolution on Future Data Traffic 277 5.9 Power Consumption and User Interface as the Dividing Line in Mobile Device Evolution 279 5.10 Feature Phone Operating Systems 280 5.11 Smartphone Operating Systems 282 5.12 Operating System Tasks 288 6 Mobile Web 2.0, Apps, and Owners 297 6.1 Overview 297 6.2 (Mobile) Web 1.0--How Everything Started 298 6.3 Web 2.0--Empowering the User 299 6.4 Web 2.0 from the User's Point of View 299 6.5 The Ideas behind Web 2.0 306 6.6 Discovering the Fabrics of Web 2.0 310 6.7 Mobile Web 2.0--Evolution and Revolution of Web 2.0 321 6.8 (Mobile) Web 2.0 and Privacy and Security Considerations 334 6.9 Mobile Apps 340 6.10 Android App Programing Introduction 342 6.11 Impact of Mobile Apps on Networks and Power Consumption 349 6.12 Mobile Apps Security and Privacy Considerations 351 6.13 Summary 354 7 Conclusion 357 Index 361.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Extensively updated evaluation of current and future network technologies, applications and devices This book follows on from its successful predecessor with an introduction to next generation network technologies, mobile devices, voice and multimedia services and the mobile web 2.0. Giving a sound technical introduction to 3GPP wireless systems, this book explains the decisions taken during standardization of the most popular wireless network standards today, LTE, LTE-Advanced and HSPA+. It discusses how these elements strongly influence each other and how network capabilities, available bandwidth, mobile device capabilities and new application concepts will shape the way we communicate in the future. This Second Edition presents a comprehensive and broad-reaching examination of a fast-moving technology which will be a welcome update for researchers and professionals alike. Key features: Fully updated and expanded to include new sections including VoLTE, the evolution to 4G, mobile Internet access, LTE-Advanced, Wi-Fi security and backhaul for wireless networks Describes the successful commercialization of Web 2.0 services such as Facebook, and the emergence of app stores, tablets and smartphones Examines the evolution of mobile devices and operating systems, including ARM and x86 architecture and their application to voice-optimized and multimedia devices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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  • Preface xi 1 Evolution from 2G over 3G to 4G 1 1.1 First Half of the 1990s--Voice-Centric Communication 1 1.2 Between 1995 and 2000: The Rise of Mobility and the Internet 1 1.3 Between 2000 and 2005: Dot Com Burst, Web 2.0, Mobile Internet 2 1.4 Between 2005 and 2010: Global Coverage, Fixed Line VoIP, and Mobile Broadband 4 1.5 2010 and Beyond 5 1.6 All over IP in Mobile--The Biggest Challenge 6 1.7 Summary 6 2 Beyond 3G Network Architectures 9 2.1 Overview 9 2.2 UMTS, HSPA, and HSPA+ 10 2.3 LTE 43 2.4 802.11 Wi-Fi 74 3 Network Capacity and Usage Scenarios 95 3.1 Usage in Developed Markets and Emerging Economies 95 3.2 How to Control Mobile Usage 96 3.3 Measuring Mobile Usage from a Financial Point of View 99 3.4 Cell Capacity in Downlink 100 3.5 Current and Future Frequency Bands for Cellular Wireless 105 3.6 Cell Capacity in Uplink 106 3.7 Per-User Throughput in Downlink 109 3.8 Per-User Throughput in Uplink 114 3.9 Traffic Estimation Per User 116 3.10 Overall Wireless Network Capacity 117 3.11 Network Capacity for Train Routes, Highways, and Remote Areas 124 3.12 When will GSM be Switched Off? 125 3.13 Cellular Network VoIP Capacity 127 3.14 Wi-Fi VoIP Capacity 130 3.15 Wi-Fi and Interference 132 3.16 Wi-Fi Capacity in Combination with DSL, Cable, and Fiber 134 3.17 Backhaul for Wireless Networks 138 3.18 A Hybrid Cellular/Wi-Fi Network Today and in the Future 143 4 Voice over Wireless 149 4.1 Circuit-Switched Mobile Voice Telephony 150 4.2 Packet-Switched Voice Telephony 153 4.3 SIP Telephony over Fixed and Wireless Networks 157 4.4 Voice and Related Applications over IMS 169 4.5 Voice over DSL and Cable with Femtocells 223 4.6 Unlicensed Mobile Access and Generic Access Network 228 4.7 Network Operator Deployed Voice over IP Alternatives 231 4.8 Over-the-Top (OTT) Voice over IP Alternatives 236 4.9 Which Voice Technology will Reign in the Future? 237 5 Evolution of Mobile Devices and Operating Systems 241 5.1 Introduction 241 5.2 The System Architecture for Voice-Optimized Devices 246 5.3 The System Architecture for Multimedia Devices 248 5.4 Mobile Graphics Acceleration 253 5.5 Hardware Evolution 256 5.6 Multimode, Multifrequency Terminals 273 5.7 Wireless Notebook Connectivity 276 5.8 Impact of Hardware Evolution on Future Data Traffic 277 5.9 Power Consumption and User Interface as the Dividing Line in Mobile Device Evolution 279 5.10 Feature Phone Operating Systems 280 5.11 Smartphone Operating Systems 282 5.12 Operating System Tasks 288 6 Mobile Web 2.0, Apps, and Owners 297 6.1 Overview 297 6.2 (Mobile) Web 1.0--How Everything Started 298 6.3 Web 2.0--Empowering the User 299 6.4 Web 2.0 from the User's Point of View 299 6.5 The Ideas behind Web 2.0 306 6.6 Discovering the Fabrics of Web 2.0 310 6.7 Mobile Web 2.0--Evolution and Revolution of Web 2.0 321 6.8 (Mobile) Web 2.0 and Privacy and Security Considerations 334 6.9 Mobile Apps 340 6.10 Android App Programing Introduction 342 6.11 Impact of Mobile Apps on Networks and Power Consumption 349 6.12 Mobile Apps Security and Privacy Considerations 351 6.13 Summary 354 7 Conclusion 357 Index 361.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Extensively updated evaluation of current and future network technologies, applications and devices This book follows on from its successful predecessor with an introduction to next generation network technologies, mobile devices, voice and multimedia services and the mobile web 2.0. Giving a sound technical introduction to 3GPP wireless systems, this book explains the decisions taken during standardization of the most popular wireless network standards today, LTE, LTE-Advanced and HSPA+. It discusses how these elements strongly influence each other and how network capabilities, available bandwidth, mobile device capabilities and new application concepts will shape the way we communicate in the future. This Second Edition presents a comprehensive and broad-reaching examination of a fast-moving technology which will be a welcome update for researchers and professionals alike. Key features: Fully updated and expanded to include new sections including VoLTE, the evolution to 4G, mobile Internet access, LTE-Advanced, Wi-Fi security and backhaul for wireless networks Describes the successful commercialization of Web 2.0 services such as Facebook, and the emergence of app stores, tablets and smartphones Examines the evolution of mobile devices and operating systems, including ARM and x86 architecture and their application to voice-optimized and multimedia devices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Preface xi 1 Evolution from 2G over 3G to 4G 1 1.1 First Half of the 1990s--Voice-Centric Communication 1 1.2 Between 1995 and 2000: The Rise of Mobility and the Internet 1 1.3 Between 2000 and 2005: Dot Com Burst, Web 2.0, Mobile Internet 2 1.4 Between 2005 and 2010: Global Coverage, Fixed Line VoIP, and Mobile Broadband 4 1.5 2010 and Beyond 5 1.6 All over IP in Mobile--The Biggest Challenge 6 1.7 Summary 6 2 Beyond 3G Network Architectures 9 2.1 Overview 9 2.2 UMTS, HSPA, and HSPA+ 10 2.3 LTE 43 2.4 802.11 Wi-Fi 74 3 Network Capacity and Usage Scenarios 95 3.1 Usage in Developed Markets and Emerging Economies 95 3.2 How to Control Mobile Usage 96 3.3 Measuring Mobile Usage from a Financial Point of View 99 3.4 Cell Capacity in Downlink 100 3.5 Current and Future Frequency Bands for Cellular Wireless 105 3.6 Cell Capacity in Uplink 106 3.7 Per-User Throughput in Downlink 109 3.8 Per-User Throughput in Uplink 114 3.9 Traffic Estimation Per User 116 3.10 Overall Wireless Network Capacity 117 3.11 Network Capacity for Train Routes, Highways, and Remote Areas 124 3.12 When will GSM be Switched Off? 125 3.13 Cellular Network VoIP Capacity 127 3.14 Wi-Fi VoIP Capacity 130 3.15 Wi-Fi and Interference 132 3.16 Wi-Fi Capacity in Combination with DSL, Cable, and Fiber 134 3.17 Backhaul for Wireless Networks 138 3.18 A Hybrid Cellular/Wi-Fi Network Today and in the Future 143 4 Voice over Wireless 149 4.1 Circuit-Switched Mobile Voice Telephony 150 4.2 Packet-Switched Voice Telephony 153 4.3 SIP Telephony over Fixed and Wireless Networks 157 4.4 Voice and Related Applications over IMS 169 4.5 Voice over DSL and Cable with Femtocells 223 4.6 Unlicensed Mobile Access and Generic Access Network 228 4.7 Network Operator Deployed Voice over IP Alternatives 231 4.8 Over-the-Top (OTT) Voice over IP Alternatives 236 4.9 Which Voice Technology will Reign in the Future? 237 5 Evolution of Mobile Devices and Operating Systems 241 5.1 Introduction 241 5.2 The System Architecture for Voice-Optimized Devices 246 5.3 The System Architecture for Multimedia Devices 248 5.4 Mobile Graphics Acceleration 253 5.5 Hardware Evolution 256 5.6 Multimode, Multifrequency Terminals 273 5.7 Wireless Notebook Connectivity 276 5.8 Impact of Hardware Evolution on Future Data Traffic 277 5.9 Power Consumption and User Interface as the Dividing Line in Mobile Device Evolution 279 5.10 Feature Phone Operating Systems 280 5.11 Smartphone Operating Systems 282 5.12 Operating System Tasks 288 6 Mobile Web 2.0, Apps, and Owners 297 6.1 Overview 297 6.2 (Mobile) Web 1.0--How Everything Started 298 6.3 Web 2.0--Empowering the User 299 6.4 Web 2.0 from the User's Point of View 299 6.5 The Ideas behind Web 2.0 306 6.6 Discovering the Fabrics of Web 2.0 310 6.7 Mobile Web 2.0--Evolution and Revolution of Web 2.0 321 6.8 (Mobile) Web 2.0 and Privacy and Security Considerations 334 6.9 Mobile Apps 340 6.10 Android App Programing Introduction 342 6.11 Impact of Mobile Apps on Networks and Power Consumption 349 6.12 Mobile Apps Security and Privacy Considerations 351 6.13 Summary 354 7 Conclusion 357 Index 361.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Extensively updated evaluation of current and future network technologies, applications and devices This book follows on from its successful predecessor with an introduction to next generation network technologies, mobile devices, voice and multimedia services and the mobile web 2.0. Giving a sound technical introduction to 3GPP wireless systems, this book explains the decisions taken during standardization of the most popular wireless network standards today, LTE, LTE-Advanced and HSPA+. It discusses how these elements strongly influence each other and how network capabilities, available bandwidth, mobile device capabilities and new application concepts will shape the way we communicate in the future. This Second Edition presents a comprehensive and broad-reaching examination of a fast-moving technology which will be a welcome update for researchers and professionals alike. Key features: Fully updated and expanded to include new sections including VoLTE, the evolution to 4G, mobile Internet access, LTE-Advanced, Wi-Fi security and backhaul for wireless networks Describes the successful commercialization of Web 2.0 services such as Facebook, and the emergence of app stores, tablets and smartphones Examines the evolution of mobile devices and operating systems, including ARM and x86 architecture and their application to voice-optimized and multimedia devices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)