List of Figures List of Tables PrefaceAcknowledgments 1: Multiuser Detection For Wireless Networks 1. Future Generation Wireless Networks1.1 Third Generation (3G) Cellular Networks1.2 Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)1.3 Network Costs for Data Transmission 1.4 Wireless Networks for Unlicensed Bands: WiFi, WiMax, HomeRF, Bluetooth and Infostations 1.5 Ad Hoc Networks 1.6 Cross-Layer Design 2. Introduction to Multiuser Receivers: Pros and Cons 2.1 Performance of Matched Filter Receivers 2.2 Multiuser Detectors 2.3 Performance of Blind Receivers 3. Multiuser Detection for Next Generation Wireless Networks 4. Multi-Rate Multiuser Detection 5. Information Theoretic Aspects: Spectral Efficiency 6. Multiuser Detection in Cross-Layer Design: Introductory Remarks and Book Outline2: Integrated Radio Resource Allocation 1. Introduction to Radio Resource Allocation 2. Power Control3. Integrated Power Control and Multiuser Detection 4. Access Control, Power Control and Multiuser Detection 5. Traffic-Aided Multiuser Detection 6. Medium Access Control for Multipacket Reception Networks 7. Routing and Multiuser Detection in Ad Hoc Networks 8. Admission Control: General Framework3: Asymptotic Capacity For Wireless Networks With Multiuser Receivers 1. Effective Bandwidths and Capacity for Linear Receivers in Cellular Networks 1.1 General Formulation for Synchronous Networks 1.2 Partial Hybrid Networks 1.3 Optimal Signature Sequences 1.4 Multipath Fading Channels 1.5 Multi-Rate Networks 1.6 Asynchronous Networks1.7 Imperfect Power Control 1.8 Blind and Group-Blind Multiuser Receivers 2. Ad Hoc Networks 2.1 Asymptotic Capacity 2.2 Capacity for Finite Networks: Simulations 2.3 Implications for Admission Control4: Integrated Admission Control 1. Cellular Wireless Networks 2. Ad Hoc Networks5: Multiuser Detection In Cross-Layer Design: Perspectives List of Acronyms References About the authors Index
Cross-layer design seeks to enhance the capacity of wireless networks significantly through the joint optimization of multiple layers in the network, primarily the physical (PHY) and medium access control (MAC) layers. Although there are advantages of such design in wireline networks as well, this approach is particularly advantageous for wireless networks due to the properties (such as mobility and interference) that strongly affect performance and design of higher layer protocols.
This unique monograph is concerned with the issue of cross-layer design in wireless networks, and more particularly with the impact of node-level multiuser detection on such design. It provides an introduction to this vibrant and active research area insufficiently covered in existing literature, presenting some of the principal methods developed and results obtained to date. Accompanied by numerous illustrations, the text is an excellent reference for engineers, researchers and students working in communication networks.